Friday, 8 March 2013

Firefighters rescue man after a fall from side of building

Firefighters assisted paramedics after a man fell from the second-floor of a building in Hove.

The man was attempting to regain access to his apartment, after becoming locked out, but as he climbed up at the rear of the property, to reach a balcony, a drainpipe broke and he fell to the ground.

Paramedics were unable to gain access via the front of the property in Albany Villas, Hove, on 7th March at 8.47am and so East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service were called in to assist. The Service sent a fire engine from Hove and an Aerial Ladder Platform from Brighton to the incident.

Due to the difficult access to the rear of the garden firefighters reached the casualty after removing fence panels at the back of the property.

Paramedics were then able to treat the man at the scene and he was then taken to hospital.

Crew Manager Jamie Roberts has this safety message: “If you get locked out we would urge you to contact a locksmith and not to put your life in danger by climbing up the side of the building.”

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