A Haddington man was rushed to hospital under police escort after a horror gardening accident on Saturday.
Howard McQueen (52) was found in an area at the side of a house at Camptoun after the blades of a rotavator went through his leg.
The emergency services including ambulance, Medic 1 and firefighters from Haddington and East Linton raced to the country location after the alert was raised at around 11.20am.
Stuart Dickson, crew commander with the Haddington fire and rescue service, arrived at the scene to discover the injured man was someone he had known for 40 years as they lived in the same street as boys.
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