Woman lifted from upstairs window during medical emergency
PUBLISHED: 13:22 14 August 2019
A woman had to be lifted out of an upstairs window in Great Yarmouth during a medical emergency.
Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service sent its aerial platform to Albion Road/Nelson Road Central at around 11.15am on Wednesday, August 14, to assist the ambulance service.
The road was closed for a short time while the crew from Yarmouth performed the operation.
An ambulance was also at the scene and police officers were on hand to deal with traffic management.
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Removing the woman from the property took around and hour in total and drew of crowd of onlookers.
Crew manager Shaun Hearn from Yarmouth said: "A lady needed to go to hospital but because of the difficult stairs we have had to use the platform.
"She would never have got down the narrow stairs."
A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "We were called to Nelson Road Central in Great Yarmouth shortly before 10.45am today (Wednesday) to reports of a medical emergency.
"We sent an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle who treated a female patient at the scene before transporting her to James Paget Hospital for further assessment and care."