Crews treat unconscious patient 170 feet up

To be attributed to a London Ambulance Service spokesperson:

We were called just after 11.20am today (27 May) to reports of a person taken unwell on scaffolding at the Union Chapel, Compton Avenue, N1.

We sent a motorcycle paramedic, an ambulance crew and our specialist hazardous area response team (HART). The patient, reported to be a 50 year old man, was unconscious at the top of the scaffolding. Our crews climbed ladders and scaffolding to reach him at the top of the spire which is 170 feet tall.

They helped move him to a fire brigade platform where they treated him before he was lowered to the ground. He was taken to University College Hospital as a priority.

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