Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Man rescued from roof

Pier Avenue, Clacton
13/01/2021 @ 10:27
Incident Number: 137476
In attendance: 1 x Clacton, 1 x Colchester (Aerial Ladder Platform), 1 x Urban Search and Rescue

Firefighters rescued a man who was trapped on a roof after injuring his ankle.

Crews were called to Pier Avenue, Clacton today at 10.27am to assist the Ambulance Service.

A man in his forties had fallen from a ladder onto a first storey flat roof and had suffered an ankle injury. Paramedics were able to give him pain relief but could not get him down.

Station Manager Ryan Ainger said: "We worked closely with the Ambulance Service and Hazardous Area Response Team to make sure we got the casualty down as safely as possible.

"One option was to use our Urban Search and Rescue team, which had set up a rope rescue mechanism to lower him 10 to 15ft to safety.

"However, working with medics, crews were able to move him onto a stretcher, strap it to Aerial Ladder Platform and lower him to the ground."

The casualty was brought to ground level at 11.22am and was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.

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