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FIRE crews and a Local Police task force rescued a 49-year-old man who had fallen through a hole in the floor of a house in Alicante and became trapped.

He ended up in a narrow space that was probably an old well at the property on Calle Tangel. A relative called 112 after it was clear that he could not be easily removed and he was starting to suffer from the cold.

Two police patrols and six firefighters attended the scene and a firefighter was lowered into the hole.

The man was quickly losing strength and when he was eventually extracted he had to be treated for severe hypothermia and was transferred to the local hospital.

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