Security guard trapped in manhole

The security guard was traped at Heriot Watt University Riccarton  campus. Picture: Ian Rutherford
The security guard was traped at Heriot Watt University Riccarton campus. Picture: Ian Rutherford
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A SECURITY guard on night patrol at Heriot-Watt University’s Riccarton campus got his foot trapped in a manhole and had to be freed by firefighters.

It took them an hour to release the 48-year-old, who was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said they were called to the university just after 10.20pm last night.

She said the guard had been doing his rounds when he became trapped in the manhole in the Heriot-Watt grounds.