Fire crews to rescue after injured man gets stuck in Northampton house with no stairs

Property had been gutted inside during renovation so only way down was via aerial pump

Monday, 8th March 2021, 1:59 pm

Firefighters pulled off a painstaking rescue operation to bring an injured man to safety.

Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue's specialist aerial pump, which based at Moulton, was summoned after the victim got stuck on the first floor of a property in the Kingsley Park neighbourhood which had been gutted during renovation work.

It still took 90 minutes to get the victim back on firm ground.

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Fire crews used specialist arial equipment to reach the stranded man. Photo: Northants Fire & Rescue Service

A Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesman: "The property was without internal fittings and had no stairway meaning the man, who was experiencing some back discomfort, was unable to return to the ground floor unaided."

"Our crews worked successfully with East Midlands Ambulance service to bring the man to the ground where he was fully assessed by ambulance service colleagues."

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