Man with broken leg is rescued after falling from a roof in Southsea

A MAN who slipped and fell from a roof had to be rescued by firefighters.

By Tom Cotterill
Wednesday, 12th January 2022, 4:21 pm

The emergency took place at a property in Festing Road, Southsea, yesterday afternoon.

The injured male had reportedly slipped from a roof and fallen onto a one-storey high ‘half roof’ below, breaking his leg.

Firefighters from Cosham and Southsea, along with an aerial ladder platform from Southsea, were scrambled shortly before 2pm.

A file photo of an amublance in Portsmouth. Picture: Sarah Standing (210319-3418)

Crews were able to secure the injured male in a personnel basket before lowering him to the ground.

The man was later transported to Queen Alexandra Hospital for treatment.

Crew manager Andy Brown, from Cosham, said: ‘The man had fallen off the roof and broken his leg. He landed on a half-roof below.

‘He was in pain so was given gas an air by the ambulance crews. We packaged him into a personnel basket and carefully lowered him down.’