A major Southsea road was shut for an hour this afternoon after an elderly woman fell ill and was unable to get down her stairs.
A fire crew, police and paramedics were called out to Southsea Terrace shortly after 1pm to help the woman who was unable to get down a narrow stairwell.
The ambulance crew and firefighters from Southsea fire station worked together to remove the woman via the first floor window using an aerial ladder platform.
A Hampshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson said the woman received care from the ambulance crew on the ground.
The firefighter stop message came in at about 2pm.