Emergency services rescue man with back injury in Ipswich after he fell 6ft onto a roof

A man was rescued from a roof in Ipswich by amublance and fire crews. Photo: East of England Ambulan

A man was rescued from a roof in Ipswich by amublance and fire crews. Photo: East of England Ambulance Service - Credit: Archant

A man in his 50s had to be rescued by a specialist team from the East of England Ambulance Service after falling onto a roof.

The man was in Leicester Close, Ipswich, yesterday (April 6) when he fell 6ft from one roof onto another, flat roof.

The ambulance service was called at 12.48pm and sent one crew, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle, and an ambulance officer to the incident.

The Hazardous Area Response Team was also deployed because of their specialist training to work safely at height.

The man was diagnosed as having suffered a back injury and was given pain relief at the scene before being removed from the roof on a rescue stretcher.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service was also called out and its aerial ladder platform was used to get the man down from the roof.

He was subsequently taken to Ipswich Hospital in a stable condition.