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Incident Date: 04 May 2014
A FREAK gardening accident left a Walkden man needing emergency services.
The 36-year-old was cutting his hedge when he fell off a stepladder and impaled himself on the handle of a rake.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service was called to Ashton Field Drive shortly after 4pm.
Watch Manager John Duffin said: "The man managed to impale himself through his groin on the handle of a garden rake.
"Paramedics were already there when we arrived, and they asked for us to shorten the handle before taking the man to hospital."
The patient was taken to Wythenshawe Hospital by air ambulance.