FIRE crews were called in after a person got stuck in a drain this morning.

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service said it was sent to the scene in Lelant shortly before 9am on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the service said: "As the casualty was reported to be uninjured, an appliance from Hayle Community Fire Station was sent to investigate along with a Technical Rescue Tactical Advisor.

"On arrival crews confirmed the casualty was trapped approximately 15 feet down, with access through a drain measuring 0.5m x 0.5m.

"Specialist Line Rescue Units were requested from Tolvaddon and Bodmin Community Fire Stations. An ambulance was also requested, as the casualty had a head injury.

"Crews used a Safety at Height And Confined Spaces (SHACS) Pack to extricate the casualty. They were then assessed by an on-call firefighter, who is a full-time paramedic and also gave first aid."

Two firefighters were decontaminated on the scene as a precaution, the fire service said.