Man rescued after falling from Newton Abbot roof

A man has been rescued after falling six meters from a roof in Newton Abbot town centre. Fire, ambulance and police were all involved in the incident which happened on Market Street in the early hours of the morning.

Lifelines, ladders and a stretcher were all used to save the man. He was then taken to hospital for further treatment.

The man had fallen just after midnight had struck. It took nearly two hours before he was rescued.

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A Devon and Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: ‘A man who fell 6m from a flat roof into a culvert has been rescued after a co-ordinated approach by fire and rescue services. fire, ambulance and police was formulated because of the position and injuries of the victims.

“Crews from Newton Abbot and Torquay, together with our specialist rescue team from Bridgwater and specialist officers, have been mobilized following a call from the police requesting our presence in Market Street, Newton Abbot.

“After careful examination and continuous care of the injured from the start, the extrication was completed at 1:40 a.m. Using safe working systems, lifelines, ladders, a stretcher and trauma equipment, he was brought from the culvert to the ground floor, where he was again carefully assessed and transferred to hospital.

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