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Dramatic rescue after man collapses at top of Chester Cathedral

Published date: 03 September 2014 |
Published by: Steve Creswell
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DRAMA: Chester Cathedral 

FIREFIGHTERS were involved in a dramatic rescue attempt after a man collapsed at the top of Chester Cathedral.

Rope teams were deployed to the building while others have been positioning the aerial platform to reach the casualty.

The incident began to unfold at around midday in Abbey Square and large crowds gathered to watch the rescue.

A fire service spokesman said: “Fire and rescue teams are at Chester Cathedral carrying out the rescue of a male casualty from the Cathedral tower.

"The casualty has been secured to a stretcher and firefighters and the service's rope rescue team are preparing to bring him down. Cordons are in place and police and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) are also at the scene.”

More in tomorrow's copy of the Leader.

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