Patient is rescued from tall building

Firefighters remove a window to remove a patient from a top-floor flat on Bank Street, Sheffield city centre. 16/8/13

Firefighters remove a window to remove a patient from a top-floor flat on Bank Street, Sheffield city centre. 16/8/13

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There were dramatic scenes in Sheffield city centre yesterday as a poorly man was lifted from a six-storey building by firefighters.

The emergency services were called to the building at the junction of Bank Street and Meeting House Road at around 3.10pm yesterday afternoon.

Firefighters from Mansfield Road station attended, along with a crew from Darnall, who used the aerial ladder platform to reach the patient.

Dozens of onlookers gathered to watch as firefighters then removed a window to get into the top floor flat.

A platform was lifted up to the window, and paramedics and fire crews carried the patient on to a spinal board.

The man was then lowered down to the road, lifted into a waiting ambulance, and taken to hospital.

Police were called to assist and closed off Bank Street to traffic while the operation was conducted.

A South Yorkshire Fire Service spokesman said: “We were asked by Yorkshire Ambulance Service to help them remove a man from the sixth floor of a building in Bank Street.

“Crews from Mansfield Road and Darnall attended and used the aerial ladder platform to reach the patient.”

He added: “The patient was put into an ambulance and taken to hospital.”

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