Man rescued from roof

PUBLISHED: 09:50 06 July 2011

Avon Fire and Rescue Service

Avon Fire and Rescue Service

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A MAN had to be rescued from a roof in Weston in the early hours of this morning (Wed).

Firefighters were called to a property in Union Street at 3.30am to help a man who appeared to have fallen and fractured his legs while on a second storey flat roof .

When they arrived on scene, the crews found the man about five metres up.

They were able to access the roof using the turntable ladder and gave the man first aid. A paramedic was then lifted on to the roof to assess him.

Firefighters and paramedics put the man on to a spinal board and he was lowered to the ground using the turntable ladder. He was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

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