Elderly man taken to hospital after being removed from a building by Firefighters in the Jewellery Quarter.
Emergency services were called to Hall Street in the Jewellery Quarter, at around 1PM this afternoon (15/08), to reports of an elderly man who was unwell.
On arrival, Paramedics found the man who need needed to be taken to hospital for treatment but medics couldn’t take him down the stairs because they were in poor condition so they called Firefighters to remove him from the building using a hydraulic platform.
A spokesperson from West Midlands Fire Service, said: “An elderly man was brought to safety from the first floor of a three storey building with the use of the hydraulic platform, as the staircase was in a poor condition.”
A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service, said: “Crews attended to a patient at a property in the Jewellery Quarter this afternoon.
Due to safety issues at the property the patient, who had become unwell, was removed through an upstairs window.
Ambulance and fire crews worked together to bring the patient to the ground floor whilst police cordoned off nearby streets.
The patient was eventually transferred to a nearby hospital for further treatment.”
The road was closed for a short period whilst emergency services conducted the operation.
A spokesperson from West Midlands Police, said: “Man who was taken ill inside a building and a platform has been brought in to remove him from the premises for medical treatment. We’re just assisting with road closures.”
(Images: @JustAHideaway /West Midlands Ambulance Service)