A MAN had to be rescued by firefighters after becoming stuck in a cesspit on Friday.

A crew from the Andover station were called to the Palestine hamlet at 7.09pm where they found the man who, rather than being physically trapped in the cesspit, was unable to climb back up a ladder he used to get in.

Firefighters helped the man and provided a check-up at the scene with no ambulance called.

The crew was finished at the scene by just before 8pm.