Man injured after falling from scaffolding in Bridlington

A man has been taken to hospital with spinal injuries after he fell from scaffolding in Bridlington, in the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 21st May 2016, 1:54 pm
Updated Saturday, 21st May 2016, 3:06 pm
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The man fell from the 20ft-high scaffolding in Hilderthorpe Road, Bridlington shortly after 2.15am.

Emergency services, including the police, ambulance service and Humberside Fire and Rescue were called to help rescue the man.

Firefighters gave the man oxygen, stabilised him and moved him away from the edge of the Gypsy Race stream which runs through the town.

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Paramedics also administered first aid, before taking the man to Scarborough Hospital.

A Yorkshire Ambulance spokeswoman said: “We received a call at 2.17am to reports of a male who had fallen from some scaffolding. We sent an ambulance, a rapid response vehicle and a clinical supervisor to the scene.

“The man was taken to Scarborough General Hospital with spinal injuries. The fire brigade and police were also in attendance.”