Air ambulance called after man falls from window

The man who fell from a block of flats in South Parade, Southsea is taken to the air ambulance, which landed on the nearby beach
The man who fell from a block of flats in South Parade, Southsea is taken to the air ambulance, which landed on the nearby beach
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MYSTERY surrounds how a man fell from a window of a block of flats on the seafront.

The victim fell at around 8.20am on Saturday and had to be airlifted to hospital because his injuries were so severe.

He was in an apartment in Carlton Court, South Parade, when the accident happened.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance had to land on the beach, close to The Pyramids Centre, in order to take the man to hospital.

Officers shut off the road for around an hour while they made house-to-house inquiries and waited for the man to be taken to hospital.

A police spokesman said officers have established there are no suspicious circumstances.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: ‘Police are investigating how a man fell from a block of flats at Carlton Court, South Parade, Southsea.

‘The man received serious injuries in the fall. He was taken to hospital by air ambulance.’

He added: ‘We would like to thank members of the public who have helped police with their inquiries so far.’

Clare Bowen and her partner Nick Oakley live nearby.

She said: ‘We came out of our house when we heard, then saw, the helicopter.

‘We heard someone had fallen from a high-storey flat and was badly injured.’

Anyone who was in the South Parade or Clarence Road area at around the time of the accident should contact Hampshire Constabulary by calling 101.

Alternatively, call the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.