Unbelievable moment man is saved from top of 300ft Worcester Cathedral

EagleHeadline | July. 04, 2017

This is the incredible moment a man is rescued from the top of a 300ft Cathedral by a coastguard helicopter.

Emergency services received reports of an unwell man on top of Worcester Cathedral on Saturday morning.

The UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter was quickly sent to the scene and airlifted the casualty to a nearby field where a waiting ambulance took him for further treatment.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said they had been called to Worcester Cathedral after reports suggested a patient was suffering from chest pains after walking up to the top of the bell tower.

The ambulance services added that the patient was unable to get down due to his condition and was "unsteady on his feet" after having issues with his diabetes, the Birmingham Mail reported.

A spokesman said: "The helicopter lifted him off the top and dropped him down at the bottom. The paramedics then belted down - in an orderly fashion - to treat the man."

Coastguard helicopter Winchman, Sam Wellsteed said: "This was a very unique rescue, but fairly straight forward once we arrived on scene.

"The Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and the West Midlands Ambulance Service​ had done a fantastic job to make the casualty comfortable and had prepared him for winching before we had arrived.

"Obviously the tall spires presented a hazard to the helicopter but our main concern was making sure the Cathedral wasn’t affected by the downdraft of the helicopter – which can sometimes be very strong."

The crew safely got the man on board the helicopter and he was then treated at Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

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