CFA attends trench rescue at Eltham Cemetery

CFA is attending the rescue of man trapped in a grave in Eltham.

CFA attends trench rescue at Eltham Cemetery

CFA was called to reports of the trapped male at the Eltham Cemetery on Metery Rd, Eltham, at 7.45am.

The man, who works at the cemetery, appears to have fallen into a 2m deep grave and been injured while working.

CFA crews from Eltham were first on scene before being joined by Plenty, Dandenong, MFB brigades, as well as SES and Victoria Police.

A trench rescue pod was requested from MFB due to the ground around the grave being unstable. The MFB trench rescue POD is currently on route to the scene.

An Ambulance Victoria trench rescue qualified paramedic is with the male patient.

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