A MAN had to be rescued by firefighters after tumbling down a 10m deep valley in Ginge, near Wantage.

Fire crews, alongside Thames Valley Air Ambulance and paramedics, were scrambled to rescue the man on Thursday last week, after he broke his ankle in the fall. 

The fire service warned of the dangers when walking near sudden drops.

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A post on the Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Facebook group said: "Working together using stretchers from both services and attaching a safety line, he was safely rescued and put into a waiting ambulance for further treatment before going to hospital.

"We would like to remind people to take extra care when walking next to banks and sudden drops especially at this time of the year when the ground is slippery."