UPDATE: Man suffers lucky escape after window collapse in Southwold

A BUILDER had a lucky escape after a window collapsed on him in Southwold.

The man in his thirties, from Lowestoft, had to be airlifted to hospital following the incident, which happened in Hotson Road this morning (Friday).

The builder was working on a property there when the window fell on him.

A spokesman for the East Anglian Air Ambulance said the clinical team were flown to the scene in Anglia One, and landed in a field on the edge of the town at about 11am.

The medical team then met with colleagues from the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust at the property and 'administered pain relief to the patient' - according to the spokesman - before he was airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

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They left the scene shortly after 11.30am and arrived at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital at 11.50am.

The spokesman added: 'The builder, from Lowestoft, suffered suspected fractured ribs, but after hospital treatment he was soon discharged with bruising.'

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