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Man taken to hospital after Barrow scaffolding rescue

[A] man has been taken to hospital after falling from scaffolding in Barrow.

At 11.03am on 8 November, the aerial ladder platform and support fire engine from Barrow-in-Furness were mobilised to an incident involving a person who had fallen from scaffolding onto a lower level, on Sloop Street, Barrow.

Firefighters used the aerial ladder platform and a scoop stretcher to remove the casualty from the scaffolding and place him on the ground level. Crewe were in attendance for approximately fifty minutes.

A spokesman for North West Ambulance Service said: “We were called to a man who had become unwell and conveyed him to the Furness General Hospital.”

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