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Woman lifted from upstairs window during medical emergency

PUBLISHED: 13:22 14 August 2019

A medical emergency saw a woman lifted out of an upstairs window by fire crews in Great Yarmouth Picture: Archant

A medical emergency saw a woman lifted out of an upstairs window by fire crews in Great Yarmouth Picture: Archant

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A woman had to be lifted out of an upstairs window in Great Yarmouth during a medical emergency.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service sent its aerial platform to Albion Road/Nelson Road Central at around 11.15am on Wednesday, August 14, to assist the ambulance service.

The road was closed for a short time while the crew from Yarmouth performed the operation.

An ambulance was also at the scene and police officers were on hand to deal with traffic management.

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Removing the woman from the property took around and hour in total and drew of crowd of onlookers.

Crew manager Shaun Hearn from Yarmouth said: "A lady needed to go to hospital but because of the difficult stairs we have had to use the platform.

"She would never have got down the narrow stairs."

A spokesman for the ambulance service said: "We were called to Nelson Road Central in Great Yarmouth shortly before 10.45am today (Wednesday) to reports of a medical emergency.

"We sent an ambulance and a rapid response vehicle who treated a female patient at the scene before transporting her to James Paget Hospital for further assessment and care."

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