Man falls off Portsmouth road bridge on to railway embankment

CREWS rushed to save a man who fell from a bridge in the early hours.

Thursday, 21st March 2019, 2:07 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st March 2019, 2:11 pm
Fire crews helped rescue a casualty who fell from the Northern Road bridge in Cosham on to the railway embankment at 5.45am on March 21 in 2019. Picture: Twitter/@Cosham23

The male casualty fell from Northern Road in Cosham at 5.45am this morning. 

Firefighters attended and used the aerial ladder platform to rescue the person.

A Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: ‘The initial call came in at 5.45am this morning to assist police and ambulance after a casualty had fallen from a bridge... in Cosham on to the embankment by the train tracks.

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Fire crews helped rescue a casualty who fell from the Northern Road bridge in Cosham on to the railway embankment at 5.45am on March 21 in 2019. Picture: Twitter/@Cosham23

‘We had one crew from Cosham, the aerial ladder platform from Southsea. They managed to rescue the casualty and pass them over to South Central Ambulance Service.’

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said the male fell from a height of about 2m.

The official added police had been called at 5.25am after over ‘reports for his welfare’. 

The casualty was taken to hospital.