Firefighters release man from exercise machinery at West Bromwich gym

Firefighters freed a man after his foot became trapped in exercise equipment at a gym in West Bromwich.

Firefighters release man from exercise machinery at West Bromwich gym

The man in his 40s suffered a fractured ankle after his foot became stuck in a leg pressing machine at Pure Gym in High Street at around 1pm this afternoon.

He was trapped for around 20 minutes and was eventually freed by firefighters who carried out a controlled lift of the equipment using an air bag. He was taken to Sandwell Hospital for treatment.

West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman Steve Parry said: "Crews were called to a gym following reports that a man had been working-out when he became trapped by a heavy leg weight machine. Bystanders made attempts to free the man from the machine, but he was eventually released with the assistance of the fire service."

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