Man rescued after fall

Abbots Road, Hanham, Bristol

A man was rescued by firefighters after he fell down an embankment.

When crews arrived on scene they were met by a member of the public who said his father had fallen and was unable to get to safety.

Using Safe Working at Height (SWAH) equipment firefighters and paramedics used lines to get down the embankment where they found the man, thought to be in his 90s, who had fallen approximately 30 feet.

He was suffering from head injuries and shock so crews assessed him at the scene before walking him down to a path below to safety. He was left in the hands of the ambulance service.