Exmouth: collapsed man rescued from roof by fire crews

PUBLISHED: 12:48 23 September 2016

Exmouth fire crews rescued a man after he collapsed while working on a roof

Exmouth fire crews rescued a man after he collapsed while working on a roof


A man in his 50s working on a roof in Exmouth was rescued by the fire service after he fell ill and collapsed

A man who collapsed while working on a roof in Exmouth on Friday morning was rescued by firefighters.

Crews from Exmouth with the special aerial platform from Danes Castle, Exeter, rescued a man in his 50s from a roof of a two storey property in Maer Road at 9.15am.

The casualty was taken to hospital by ambulance.

A fire service spokesman said: “A man in his early fifties had fallen ill whilst working on the roof of a property.

“Exmouth crews made the scene safe and assisted the ambulance service, using the Vema high platform from Danes Castle, Exeter; the fire service rescued the casualty.

“The casualty was then transported to hospital via ambulance.”

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Fire control received a call from the ambulance service requesting assistance with a male casualty who had collapsed on a roof.

“Two fire appliances from Exmouth fire station and a special aerial appliance from Exeter were mobilised.

“On arrival crews confirmed that there was a male casualty requiring rescue from the roof of a two story property.”

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