Dramatic gantry rescue by fire service

FIRE crews were called in after a man was taken ill 50ft above the ground.The man was working on a gantry at Ipswich Port when he began feeling unwell.

FIRE crews were called in after a man was taken ill 50ft above the ground.

The man was working on a gantry at Ipswich Port when he began feeling unwell.

ABP manager Robert Smith explained the fire service was called as it would have been unsafe for the man to climb down himself.

He said: "As a precaution we called the fire service down. The man walked into the office himself and was fully compos mentis when he left for hospital."


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Mr Smith said the man was taken to Ipswich Hospital for some tests, but it was not thought he was seriously ill.

Firefighters used the turntable ladder to carry out the rescue.

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