Injured man rescued after 'fall from height' on building site

An air ambulance has landed on the Persimmon Homes estate in Hadleigh

An air ambulance has landed on the Persimmon Homes estate in Hadleigh - Credit: Matthew Webster

A man has been rescued after getting stuck 'some way off the ground' following a fall from a height at a construction site in Hadleigh where 170 new homes are being built.

An air ambulance, Suffolk firefighters and specialist rescue teams were called to the Persimmon Homes site off Ellen Aldous Avenue at 2.32pm today to rescue the man who is thought to have suffered a broken ankle.

An air ambulance and land ambulance arrived soon after.

The man is believed to have fallen from a height and was stuck some way off the ground for well over an hour, requiring a specialist team to be called in to rescue him.

The rope recovery team were able to bring him down safely and have left him in the care of the ambulance service by 4.36pm.

Crews from Woodbridge, Princes Street, Felixstowe, Haverhill, Lowestoft South and two from Ipswich East were called to the scene.

The Persimmon Homes plans for the Weavers Meadow development were given the greenlight in June 2020 and are creating an estimated 500 jobs for the area.

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