Man falls off Portsmouth road bridge on to railway embankment

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

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.

‘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.