Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 15°C

Search

Update: Man taken to hospital with “serious” injuries after 50 feet fall on ship at Ipswich Docks

17:20 11 January 2013

A man has been rescued after he fell 40-50 feet on a ship in Ipswich Docks

A man has been rescued after he fell 40-50 feet on a ship in Ipswich Docks

Archant

FIRE crews have been involved in a dramatic rescue of a man after he fell 50 feet on a ship at Ipswich Docks and sustained pelvic and spinal injuries.

The East of England Ambulance Service were called at 3.45pm to Cliff Road as the man, in his 40s, was trapped in the ship’s hold.

An ambulance and two rapid response vehicles arrived at the ship involved, the Arklow Venture.

A crane at the docks was used to winch down a platform and stretcher. The man and a paramedic were then lifted out of the hold.

A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said the injuries were serious.

She said: “The man is conscious and breathing, he has been taken to Ipswich Hospital with suspected pelvic and spinal fractures.”

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue said five appliances attended. He said: “It was an unusual incident but the fire service is trained to deal with any incident. It was a very quick rescue in the circumstances.”

0 comments

A nine-year-old boy from Suffolk is preparing to fly to Rome for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – where he will sing for the Pope.

A 62-year-old motorcyclist who died at the scene of a two vehicle collision near RAF Barnham on Thursday has been named as Peter Hancock from Sudbury.

It’s been nearly 50 years since women workers at Ford’s Dagenham plant went on strike for equal rights, writes Wayne Savage.

Police have released an e-fit image of a man they want to speak to in connection to a burglary in Braintree.

A fire engine from Ipswich’s Princes Street station was called to extinguish a fire in a pile of rubbish this morning.

Daniel O’Donnell superfans queued up at the Regent Theatre in Ipswich this morning to grab a ticket to see their idol - some getting there as soon as 5am to secure a seat near the front.

Jeremy Corbyn has been re-elected as the leader of the Labour Party.

Parents of an Ipswich boy who died due to an optometrist’s negligence have pledged their support to a campaign to raise eye health awareness, hoping it will prevent a similar tragedy.

Border patrols are reported to have been stepped up along Suffolk’s coast following widespread criticism of the slow response to a recent people smuggling investigation.

Firefighters have been called to a small rubbish fire in Princes Street, Ipswich.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

MyDate24 MyPhotos24