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

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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 helped paramedics access a casualty.

Firefighters helped paramedics access a casualty.

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.

Firefighters used a crane to access a first floor window.

Firefighters used a crane to access a first floor window.

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.