Firefighters conduct rope rescue in Stranraer

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Crews working with ambulance paramedics provided treatment to an injured man and safely lowered him from the roof of a house.

Rope Rescue Training with stretcher 

Firefighters rescued an injured man from the roof of a house in Stranraer on Sunday afternoon (20 December).

At around 2:40pm a 999 call to the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) reported the man was unable to get down from the two-storey property in the town's Dialriada Avenue.

A crew from Stranraer Fire Station reached the scene around 10 minutes later and they immediately moved to assist the casualty, who was positioned on a dormer roof approximately six metres above ground level.

He received treatment from an ambulance paramedic and a firefighter while a specialist fire service rope rescue team responded from East Kilbride.

An aerial rescue pump was also mobilised from Dumfries Fire Station to provide an elevated platform and lighting for those tending to the casualty.

Working alongside the paramedic, firefighters placed him in a specialist stretcher before lowering him safely to the ground.

He was then passed to the care of the ambulance team and taken to Galloway Community Hospital.

*** Please note: The image above is of a rope rescue training exercise and not of this particular incident. ***