Crews help man injured in fall

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Line Rescue equipment used to rescue man from scaffolding

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) staff in Edinburgh’s operation control room received a call just after 11am today (24 April) to assist a 17 year-old man who had fallen from scaffolding at Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh.

They mobilised a specialist line rescue team from Newcraighall fire station along with crews from Tollcross and McDonald Road.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said:

“On arrival the 17 year-old man was conscious and breathing but was suffering from a leg injury. This was sustained as a result of tripping on a hole on scaffolding and unfortunately the pipe he was carrying struck his right leg.

"Our highly trained crews set up the line rescue equipment and rescued the casualty safely moving him on to a stretcher before awaiting the arrival of the ambulance service. 

"Paramedics attended to the casualty at the scene before taking him by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for further treatment."