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Man spends night stuck on fence

Barbed wire fence
Mr Bain got one of his legs caught on a fence

A pensioner is recovering in hospital after spending eight hours stuck upside down on a wire fence.

Kenneth Bain - who is thought to be in his 80s - was crossing a stile on open land near Dornoch in the Highlands on Tuesday night when he fell.

He got one leg caught on the top of the fence and was found the following morning by a farmer.

Mr Bain was said to be in a comfortable condition in Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

It is the third such incident of its kind in the past two years.

A man from a Caithness nursing home was found caught on a fence near Wick.

In January 2006, a war hero was trapped on a barbed-wire fence in sub-zero temperatures for 20 hours.

Willie Fraser, 83, had to have a leg amputated but died in hospital 18 weeks after his ordeal in Inverness.

He had suffered frostbite and extreme hypothermia when he was found upside down beside Torvean Golf Course.


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Fence ordeal OAP dies in hospital
07 Jun 06 |  Highlands and Islands
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