Tornado lifts caravan in the air - with granddad relaxing inside

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Tornado lifts caravan in the air - with granddad relaxing insideSWNS


A grandfather has told how a powerful tornado lifted his caravan into the air - while he was trying to relax inside.

David Sinclair, a security guard at the Long Sutton Butterfly and Wildlife Park attraction, described how he felt like a "tennis ball in a tumble drier" as the twister carried his caravan through a paddock and dropped him in a field in Long Sutton, Lincs, leaving him squashed under his fridge.

He eventually managed to free himself and get to a nearby farmhouse for help.

Tornado lifts caravan in the air - with granddad relaxing insideSWNS


According to the Daily Mail, he said: "My immediate reaction was, 'this can't be good'. It started spinning violently over and over again.

"It felt like I was a tennis ball in a tumble dryer as I smashed against the walls, into cupboards and appliances.

"When it eventually came to a halt I was pretty badly hurt I was wedged in and had the fridge on top of me.

"There was even a rally sharp shared of plastic from one of the battered windows inches from my eye."

Tornado lifts caravan in the air - with granddad relaxing insideSWNS


Michael Cross, of Long Sutton Butterfly and Wildlife Park, said the caravan looked like someone had "taken a tin opener to it".

He said: 'It's unbelievable the way it has just touched down, wrecked the caravan, and disappeared.

"The caravan was a total wreck. The tornado just rolled it over and over until it slammed into the fence next to the buffalo paddock.

"It's travelled quite a distance and now it just looks like someone has taken a tin opener to it."



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