Last updated: 23/01/2020, 8:38 AM

Firefighters free woman with finger stuck in sink - Hither Green

20/01/2020 16:50

Firefighters rescued a woman who had got her finger stuck in a bathroom sink overflow pipe.

Crews were called to assist the woman at her home in Beacon Road in Hither Green.

Station Officer Gary Deacon said: "The lady had been told she could clean out the sink waste pipe by pulling it out - but she couldn't and got her finger stuck.

"She had been stuck for about 20 minutes before we arrived and called us once she'd got over the embarrassment and realised her finger was starting to hurt.

"We did try to dismantle the whole base unit but in the end we had to use a disc cutter to smash the basin up and get the whole thing out. We used wire snips to cut the plastic pipe from her finger.

"She was uninjured apart from her pride. It's the first time I've ever been called to this particular type of rescue!" 

The Brigade was called at 1650 and the incident was over for firefighters by 1802. One fire engine from Lewisham fire station attended the scene.

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