Man extracted through Ipswich flat window in serious but stable condition in hospital

The rescue in Nelson Road - Colin Hullis

The rescue in Nelson Road - Colin Hullis - Credit: citizenside.com

A man who had to be extracted through the window of his home in Ipswich is in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

The rescue in Nelson Road - Colin Hullis

The rescue in Nelson Road - Colin Hullis - Credit: citizenside.com

Emergency services were called around 1.50pm yesterday to a block of flats in Nelson Road, to reports that a man in his 60s had collapsed.

Firefighters from Suffolk Fire and Rescue were called to help extract the man with the use of an aerial platform.

The fire crews removed the bathroom window to the flat, and extracted the man safely through the window.

He was then left in the care of paramedics from the East of England Ambulance Service.


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Two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance, an ambulance officer and hazardous area response team attended and treated the man, before hs was taken to Ipswich Hospital.

An ambulance spokesman today confirmed he remained in hospital in a “serious, but stable condition.”

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It is not known what caused him to collapse.

One eye-witness at the scene, Colin Hullis, said: “It attracted quite a lot of people, and it was high drama there. There were so many people and blue lights.”

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