Woman rescued as 30ft hole opens under her in Broseley garden

Fire fighters rescued a woman in Broseley after she was left clutching at tree roots when a 30ft hole opened up under her feet this afternoon.

The hole which opened up in Broseley. Photo: Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service.
The hole which opened up in Broseley. Photo: Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Carer Jayne Arnell, 49, was visiting a client when the garden path collapsed into a huge hole.

She was left precariously balanced on a ledge, holding on to tree roots while fire fighters released her.

"I am just in a state of shock. If I hadn't fallen to one side I wouldn't be here now," she said.

She was rescued by a fire crew from Much Wenlock after she phoned colleagues on her mobile phone.

The hole which opened up in Broseley. Photo: Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service.
The hole which opened up in Broseley. Photo: Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service.
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