Hereford & Worcester

Ledbury roofer rescued after heart attack

A roofer working on a 20m (66ft) high building in Herefordshire had to be rescued by ambulance crews after he suffered a heart attack.

A paramedic and technician went up a ladder through scaffolding to help the man in his 50s in The Bank House in The Southend, Ledbury.

The man, who had been laying slates, was brought down by the fire service and airlifted to hospital on Monday.

Technician Andy Kibble said it was not easy to get up or down.

He said: "Neither of us had a head for heights, but all we thought about was looking after the patient."

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