In photos: Blackpool firefighters use crane to get to casualty on Highfield Road

Firefighters helped paramedics access a casualty.
Firefighters helped paramedics access a casualty.
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Paramedics needed the help of the fire brigade to remove a casualty from a house in South Shore.


Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that they were called by the ambulance service at around 8:20pm, to help paramedics with a casualty in Highfield Road, South Shore for nearly an hour.

Firefighters used a crane to access a first floor window.

Firefighters used a crane to access a first floor window.

Two fire engines from Fleetwood and South Shore joined two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle at the building, and used a crane to get to the first floor window.

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Crews managed to take the casualty out of the building, before the paramedics took them to the Blackpool Victoria Hospital in an ambulance.

The fire brigade were called to help paramedics at 8:20pm.

The fire brigade were called to help paramedics at 8:20pm.

Paramedics were called at 7:30pm

Paramedics were called at 7:30pm

North West Ambulance Service confirmed that they brought the casualty to hospital.

North West Ambulance Service confirmed that they brought the casualty to hospital.