EMERGENCY services rushed to save a man who was trapped under a digger in the New Forest.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) said a JCB fell on to the man's leg at around 4.15pm today.

Firefighters and an air ambulance were scrambled following the accident at Row Hill, Bramshaw.

Shortly after the drama began HFRS tweeted: "Attending an incident in Bramshaw where a JCB has fallen on to a person's leg."

Hydraulic equipment was used to lift the JCB off the 45-year-old man, ewho was taken to hospital.

A HFRS spokesperson said the casualty was placed in the care of South Central Ambulance Service after being freed from beneath the digger. No further details about the accident or the man's condition have been released.

Crews from three fire stations - Cosham, Lyndhurst, and Redbridge attended the incident.

The stop message came in at 5.18pm.

Row Hill is part of the B3079 Bramshaw to Landford road. Properties bordering the route include the village hall but many of the others are farms.