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Pensioner suffers stroke while on scaffolding in Henley

Stratford Editorial 10th Apr, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

AN 82-YEAR-OLD man suffered a stroke on scaffolding 25ft above the ground in Henley.

Emergency Services were called to High Street shortly after 3pm on Thursday (April 9) following reports a man had collapsed while working.

A West Midlands Ambulance service spokeswoman said: “When ambulance staff arrived they found an 82-year-old man who had reportedly collapsed whilst working on scaffolding.

“The man was assessed by paramedics who found he was conscious and breathing but was in need of emergency treatment owing to a suspected stroke.

“Due to the difficult and precarious location, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) paramedics and the fire service worked as a team to reach the patient on a hydraulic platform.

“Once at the same height as the patient, the man was carefully immobilised and lifted onto the platform before he was lowered down to the ground.”

The man was then given treatment on scene before being taken to University Hospital for further emergency care.

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