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Thursday, 18 December 2014

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Injured man rescued from scaffolding by Cumbria fire service

A man had to be rescued after becoming trapped on scaffolding in Egremont.

Emergency services were called to a takeaway on Main Street at about 11.40am.

A man is understood to have hurt his leg while on the roof of the building and was unable to climb down the scaffolding.

Firefighters from the specialist rope rescue unit, based at Workington, spent about 40 minutes working to rescue the man, who was eventually carried down on a stretcher.

The injured man was taken by ambulance to West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Full story with pictures in tomorrow's News & Star
 

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