Man freed from ring by earthquake rescue team

James Bill, 42, had to wait three-and-a-half hours when the seemingly simple task turned into a saga which saw firefighters trained to search for earthquake victims turn up to help with the operation.

James, from Wolverhampton, thought it would just be a quick job to cut off the GBP25 stainless steel band given to him by 28-year-old girlfriend Sarah Maiden seven months ago.
Mr Bill strolled round to nearby fire Fallings Park fire station, in Wolverhampton, on Wednesday to seek help after his finger began to swell and throb.
Two hours and five broken saw blades on their specialist ring cutter later, they were no nearer removing the ring despite using of ice packs, cold water and even a packet of frozen peas to try to reduce the swelling.
So firefighters then called in the technical team from Bickenhill, near Birmingham International Airport, where staff are trained to deal with major emergencies.
A crew rushed to the station on blue lights armed with a titanium blade that sawed through the ring in less than five minutes.
– News Story


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    Ammara said,

    oh that is fantastic šŸ˜›

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