Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Firefighters rescue man from roof in Bexhill

A man had to be rescued from the flat roof of his property by firefighters after suffering a fall whilst carry out repair work.

Paramedics were unable to reach him and the Hastings Aerial Ladder Platform was called upon to help rescue the casualty.

Two fire engines from Hastings and Bexhill also attended the incident in Cornwall Road, Bexhill, at 12.39pm on Saturday (3rd November) and they remained at the scene until 1.36pm.

Watch Commander George Wippich said: “There was no way of bringing him down and so the ALP was called for. It was pitched at the front of the building and the cage went up and over the building back to the flat roof at the rear of the property, which was two floors high, where the casualty was loaded into the cage on a stretcher. This just shows the necessity for such a height vehicle to be used and its versatility at incidents.”

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