Man taken out of first floor window of Ipswich home by crews after cardiac arrest

Emergency services in Cemetery Street, Ipswich, after an incident in nearby Finchley Road

Emergency services in Cemetery Street, Ipswich, after an incident in nearby Finchley Road - Credit: Archant

Several fire crews and ambulance teams were called to a residential Ipswich street this morning to help a man suffering a cardiac arrest.

Paramedics quickly called firefighters to Finchley Road to help them remove the elderly man from the first floor of the house.

Four fire crews from Princes Street and Ipswich East stations, including the aerial ladder platform, attended the incident.

Ambulance crews were called at 9.44am.

A basket stretcher was used to free the man from the house.


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An air ambulance was called to the scene and landed nearby, but the patient was taken to Ipswich Hospital by road.

Police officers were also called to the Cemetery Road area to help manage traffic in the small residential streets, and Woodbridge Road was also closed for a short period.

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Station Commander Will Tel said: “There was difficulty removing the elderly gentleman from the first floor window.

“This is another example of excellent team work between the ambulance, fire and police services which allowed teams to come up with a workable plan to get the patient out safely while allowing paramedics to work on him as well.”

An ambulance, two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance officer, two Hazardous Area Response Team Vehicles were sent by the ambulance service.

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