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PATIENT CLIMBS ONTO ROOF AT ST MARY’S HOSPITAL


A person has taken up position on the roof of a building at St Mary’s Hospital in Newport this evening (Tuesday).

The Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service have been mobilised to the scene to rescue a person from height. 2 appliances and an aerial ladder platform have turned out.

Island Echo understands that a patient has managed to gain access to the roof.

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Police are also on the scene having been alerted to the situation as just gone 17:00.

UPDATE – The incident was brought to a close following a swift and safe conclusion shortly before 18:00.

A woman was helped down from the roof by firefighters using a triple extension ladder.

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