Firefighters from the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service are responding to the incident on Langley Road off Medina Road alongside colleagues from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.
Several fire appliances from Newport and Ryde are responding to the rear of Rope Walk – where works are currently being carried out – as a result of a workman ‘falling backwards’ on the roof of a 3-storey building.
Island Echo understands the workman is wearing a safety harness which has prevented him from falling to the ground. He is said to be around 10ft from ground level.
The alarm was raised shortly before 13:30.
3 fire appliances are on scene alongside an Aerial Ladder Platform and Rescue Tender from Newport.
UPDATE @ 14:10 – The aerial appliance is now being utilised to help get the casualty to the ground in a safe and swift manner. An ambulance is waiting.
UPDATE @ 14:45 – The workman has successfully been rescued by the Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service and is now in the care of the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.
The casualty is being conveyed to St Mary’s Hospital.
UPDATE @ 14:50 – Emergency services have now stood down from the incident.
Work continues on site.