Air ambulance lands in Portsmouth after man falls from building

The air ambulance in Arundel Street. Picture: Lola Reed
The air ambulance in Arundel Street. Picture: Lola Reed
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A man has fallen from a block of flats in Portsmouth.

Police were called at 8.50am today after the man fell from the top floor of the seven-storey Darwin House in Australia Close near Arundel Street.

Arundel Road was sealed off as an air ambulance landed in the road. The man was taken to Southampton General Hospital.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: ‘The extent of his injuries are not confirmed at this time.’

A spokeswoman for South central Ambulance Service said: ‘We were called to the scene at 8.42am to treat a man in his 40s.

‘He was treated on scene for multiple, serious injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital by ground ambulance.’

Residents spoke of their shock and said it was a miracle that the man had apparently survived the fall.

Police officers were at the flats investigating a hole in netting on the seventh floor and damage to a ground floor roof.