Kayaker rescued by police after his leg got caught in rope while riding his bike
He also managed to avoid being crushed by the metal gate before slipping into the hole.
The rescue was triggered after police at the time called out to the rider, saying he had slipped on the road because he had been "acting strangely".
He had been riding his bike in the area and was spotted as he tried to ride out of the hole, which runs from a bus stop down to an entrance of the road.
The police were worried his leg might have hit the concrete barrier, which acts like a roadblock to keep people from getting caught in cars or trucks.
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Police had to help carry the rider into the opening of the hole so he could be taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital in London.
Mr Blyth said: "Once he had got his leg out, he had to put in some tape to cover his hole.
"The police said they could not open the hole because of safety concerns, so I had to get him out. He didn't look too well.
"When we came across him we thought he might have been trapped there for a little while. Then he started to cry, and the police ran up to him as he was being carried out."
Mr Blyth said he and another police officer took him into the hospital with the aid of two paramedics who tried to resuscitate him.
He added that after their experience of walking into a hole, he hoped to be involved in cycling activities again.
Mwu hoping to resolve health clinic dispute at the end of January
A dispute at the health centre near the northern town of Marikana is now going to the country's highest court after the health minister declared that it was no longer the responsibility of hospital staff to make sure patients with health problems are transferred to an accredited hospital for treatment.
The dispute stems from a clash between Dr Alvaro Tijdrumu and the chairman of the Marikana General Hospital, who had demanded that the hospital hand over 20 patients who have physical problems such as diabetes, hepatitis and high blood pressure to another hospital in Gbani for treatment, which is already accredited by the government.
"He <Tijdrumu> has the right to insist we hand over the patients," Dr Alvaro Tijdrumu told reporters in the regional capital Gbani.
However, the health minister said on Saturday that the hospital had the obligation to "take care" of them.
The state health system was not accredited as a hospital by the government until 2015, just nine years after the country became an independent republic.
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Tijdrumu said the decision to accredit the hospital with a national hospital certificate, which provides better services to patients, violated the principle of "good government for doctors and patients".
"The ministry does not have any intention of transferring these patients. Now it is up to <the>national health office] to find a way to solve this problem," he said.
The government-appointed government-appointed body responsible for awarding health cards was told to consider Tijdrumu's allegations, according to an official in the health ministry, who spoke to Al Jazeera on condition of anonymity.
"The health card process should be taken from the hands of the <health>agency] for their own convenience so they can ensure that these patients are seen and treated," he said, declining to elaborate further on the situation.
The dispute stems from a dispute at the health centre near the northern town of Marikana, close to the border with Zambia, in the north of the country. The conflict began in October 2011 when doctors accused Tijdrumu of treating patients without a proper license. The dispute has since taken a very public turn with a video of the doctor being carried away by police.
Tijdrumu denied he acted unethically and said he had only acted in a professional capacity to help patients in their problems.
After the court heard arguments about the issue in the early hours of Sunday, he told reporters the dispute had not yet been resolved.
"As of today this is not the health care system,