Three young men have been freed from an industrial tumble dryer after getting stuck as they climbed in.

Fire crews were called to the derelict laundry site in Bower Hill, Epping, at 6.35pm this evening (Friday, October 30).

One of the men got his ankle trapped in the door of the tumble dryer as he tried to crawl in, following his two friends who had already got into the dryer.

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An incident response unit attended. Credit: Twitter/@FaxingP

Watch manager Glenn Jackson said: "Our crews, including some relatively new recruits, were excellent and worked really hard in arduous conditions.

"It was a difficult site to access and we had to carry a lot of heavy equipment a large distance from the appliances to the tumble dryer and then use our expertise to free the men safely.

"We used a range of equipment to free the casualty's ankles and allow him to crawl into the tumble dryer. The HEMS team gave him pain relief and we then managed to move the door, again using a range of equipment, so the men could crawl out.

"It was a really good joint effort, working with Essex Police, HEMS and HART, to bring the incident to a safe conclusion."

The men were left in the care of the ambulance service.

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