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Man sinks 'thigh deep' in road melted by heatwave

NEWCASTLE, UK (RNN) - A man had to be rescued after his left leg sank “thigh deep” into a road.

Firefighters had to dig the unidentified man out of the tarmac on a back road in Heaton, a suburb of Newcastle, UK, when it became soft and melted due to a heatwave.

Firefighters with the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service set the man free using a hammer and chisel.

"Thankfully, he didn't break his ankle," tweeted the rescue service,"he was wearing his granddad's @drmartens!"

The U.S. and other parts of the continent have been under a sweltering heatwave for days.

In Quebec, Canada, 33 people were killed due to a record heatwave. 

The U.K.'s ordeal is just beginning. It's bracing for its longest heatwave in history, with temperatures expected to get into the 90s over the weekend.

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