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Firefighters call in specially equipped engine from south London to save Harold Hill man stuck on scaffolding

PUBLISHED: 09:08 21 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:17 21 September 2017

An aerial ladder platform like this one was called to Harold Hill after a man became stuck on some scaffolding. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/ Martin Addison

An aerial ladder platform like this one was called to Harold Hill after a man became stuck on some scaffolding. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/ Martin Addison

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A specialised fire engine was called 30 miles across London to Harold Hill yesterday to help rescue a man who had become stuck on some scaffolding.

Firefighters were called to Longtown Road yesterday afternoon to help rescue the man, who was stuck for more than an hour while he waited for a specially-adapted cherry picker to make its way to Havering from south London.

A London Fire Brigade (LFB) spokeswoman told the Recorder: “We were called at 3.35pm to reports of a person stuck on some scaffolding.

“One man was brought to ground level by an aerial ladder platform, where he was examined and taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service.”

Firefighters from Harold Hill first attended the call, before calling for the specialised ladder platform from Forest Hill fire station – 29.8 miles away.

A specialised fire rescue unit was also called from Islington.

The LFB left the scene at 5.15pm

A London Ambulance Service spokesman confirmed they were called to Longtown Gardens at around 3pm yesterday to reports of a person injured on scaffolding.

He said: “We sent a number of resources to the scene including our Hazardous Area Response Team, an ambulance crew, an incident response officer and a single responder in a car.

“We treated one man at the scene for a leg injury and took him to hospital.”

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