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UPDATED: Man in hospital with broken feet after 20 foot fall from ladder in Rayleigh

Man breaks both ankles falling from ladder in Rayleigh

Man breaks both ankles falling from ladder in Rayleigh

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A MAN is in hospital with a crushed heel bone and a broken foot after falling 20 feet from a ladder in Rayleigh this morning.

The ambulance service were called at 10am this morning following a report of 55-year-old John Walsh falling from a ladder at his mother's house in Bull Lane.

A rapid response vehicle was sent, arriving on the scene in four minutes, followed by a land ambulance at the Hertfordshire Air Ambulance.

A spokesperson from the ambulance service said: "The man was believed to have been right at the top of the ladder when he fell, so it was quite a big fall.

"The critical care team assessed the man, but fortunately his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

"He was taken by land ambulance to Southend Hospital."

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