Australian farmer trapped in machinery for 30 hours

The hay baler where the farmer was trapped for almost 30 hours (Supplied)
The hay baler where the farmer was trapped for almost 30 hours (Supplied)

A Victorian farmer is in a critical condition after being stuck in machinery for more than a day.

He had been baling hay and became trapped in the baler, suffering extensive injuries to his legs and also suffering a heart attack.

He was trapped for almost 30 hours before a neighbour discovered him.

A delicate rescue operation  by dozens of emergency workers was undertaken on the farm near Geelong on Monday night to free the 67-year-old after the alarm was raised about 6.45pm (local time).

The man was freed after a nearly three-hour rescue operation about 9.30pm.

A hay baler is a piece of machinery used to compress a cut crop into bales for transport and storage.

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