Man rescued from a roof in Benfleet

Man stuck on a roof in Benfleet

Man stuck on a roof in Benfleet

First published in Echo News
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THE emergency services rescued a man who was stuck on the roof of a home after falling from a ladder.

Police closed High Road in Benfleet after being called at about 9.40am and three fire crews worked to rescue the man, who was taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg. 

They had rescued him in about an hour. 

Sub Officer Tony Vickress from Rayleigh Weir Fire Station said: "The 71 year man had pitched a ladder onto a flat roof on the first floor of his house to investigate water leaking, once the man had got onto the first floor he then pitched the ladder up to the second floor flat roof of the property.

"As the man was going up the ladder onto the second floor he then fell approximately eight foot and landed on the first floor roof.

"When the fire crews arrived they used a ladder to get onto the first floor to reach the man, who was injured, firefighters administered oxygen therapy to him and worked with the Ambulance Service HART team.

"It was a tricky rescue operation as there were live power cables close by.

"The crews then placed the man on a stretcher and he was brought to safety using the aerial ladder platform."

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11:54am Wed 27 Aug 14

Now listen for I have something to say says...

Another "I can't take it anymore" loony
Another "I can't take it anymore" loony Now listen for I have something to say
  • Score: -14

11:58am Wed 27 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

He no doubt spilt a bucket of glue, whilst doing some repairs, and became stuck....
He no doubt spilt a bucket of glue, whilst doing some repairs, and became stuck.... sesibollox
  • Score: -14

12:49pm Wed 27 Aug 14

roger moore says...

this area is definitely turning into Emmerdale or Corrie with fires car crashes now a man stuck on a roof, whatever next lol
this area is definitely turning into Emmerdale or Corrie with fires car crashes now a man stuck on a roof, whatever next lol roger moore
  • Score: 1

1:49pm Wed 27 Aug 14

cropped hero says...

'more to follow'.

What more is there that they can possibly tell us about a bloke that was stuck on a roof and was then rescued?
'more to follow'. What more is there that they can possibly tell us about a bloke that was stuck on a roof and was then rescued? cropped hero
  • Score: 5

1:41pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Hawthorne says...

"Man rescued from Benfleet"
"Man rescued from Benfleet" Hawthorne
  • Score: 0
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