Man rescued after 40ft fall

St Mary on the Quay, Colston Street, Bristol

A man in his 20s has been rescued by firefighters after he fell 40ft into a small void behind several buildings.

When crews arrived they found the man with leg and back injuries and unable to get out of the gap, which was about 3ft wide.

The only access available to the void was through the window of an adjoining property. Crews removed the window and working alongside paramedics and a doctor they assisted the man on to a stretcher. He was then lifted through the window and taken to hospital.