September 26th, 2016

Dramatic rescue carried out in Rednal as brick wall falls on man three storeys up

Dramatic rescue carried out in Rednal as brick wall falls on man three storeys up Dramatic rescue carried out in Rednal as brick wall falls on man three storeys up

A MAN has been rescued from a third storey building in Rednal this afternoon after a wall collapsed on him.

The man, in his 20s, was 75ft up when the incident happened in Lickey Road at 3.25pm.

A number of bricks struck him, leading to him suffering a back injury.

A West Midlands Ambulance spokesperson said an ambulance, a rapid response paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) were sent to the, which was near to St Columba’s Catholic Primary School.

“On arrival, it quickly became apparent that getting the man down to the ground was going to be difficult due to the pain he was suffering.

“Crews assessed the man at height and administered pain relief, ensuring his condition was stable before continuing with the rescue,” added the spokesperson.

In order to keep him as still as possible he was immobilised with a spinal board and rescue sleeve.

He was then carefully lowered down access ladders that were already in place before he was placed in the back of an ambulance and taken to Birmingham’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital for further treatment.

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