Plunge builder in lucky escape

A BUILDER had a lucky escape after he plunged from scaffolding at a building site.The 22-year-old man fell while working on a Hopkins Homes development in Wangford Road, Reydon, near Southwold.

A BUILDER had a lucky escape after he plunged from scaffolding at a building site.

The 22-year-old man fell while working on a Hopkins Homes development in Wangford Road, Reydon, near Southwold, shortly before 1.40pm yesterday.

Fire crews were deployed to the scene to assist paramedics who were unable to get to the injured man because he was 15ft above the ground after falling on to another section of scaffolding. They used a basket stretcher to lift him off.

The air ambulance was sent to the site but the man was taken by land ambulance to the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston with injuries which were initially described as “potentially serious”.

The rescue was complete by 3.15pm.

A spokeswoman for Hopkins Homes today said the injured man had since been released from hospital after being kept in for observation.

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She said: “He is absolutely fine.”