Coastguard helicopter evacuating casualty from top of York Minster Cathedral

Coastguard helicopter evacuating casualty from top of York Minster Cathedral

York Minster Cathedral

UK Coastguard is currently assisting the Yorkshire Ambulance Service with a medical evacuation at York Minster Cathedral.

Just after 11am today (5 October) Yorkshire Ambulance Service requested assistance from the UK Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (ARCC) after receiving a report that someone needed medical assistance at the top of York Minster Cathedral.

Photo Tom Bellis @URYNews

A spokesman for the Coastguard said: “Due to the inaccessible nature of the steeple, the UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Humberside has been sent to assist with the medical evacuation.”