Fenland man whose leg became trapped in potato harvester suffered dislocated knee cap

A MAN whose leg was trapped in a potato harvester miraculously escaped with just a dislocated knee cap.

Paul Jackson, 36, was working on the family-owned farm in a field off Dykemoor Drove North, Doddington, when the accident happened shortly after 11am on Monday.

Firefighters from March and Chatteris and a rescue vehicle from Huntingdon were called to the scene. After they arrived they helped a mechanic remove the rollers of the harvester to release Paul.

An ambulance, air ambulance and an officer in a rapid response vehicle were also mobilised to the incident. Paul as taken to Peterborough District Hospital.

His mother, June, who was there when the accident happened said: “It was very traumatic at the time but it was not as serious as it looked and he escaped with a dislocated knee cap. He is recovering from his injuries and will be on crutches for some time.”

For Mrs Jackson and her husband Brian of Church Lane, Doddington, it was business as usual on Tuesday with the potato harvest in full swing.