Man who fell from Runcorn Widnes bridge ferried to hospital in air ambulance

Runcorn and Widnes World: An air ambulance lands in a Widnes pub garden (Pic@nickedge84) An air ambulance lands in a Widnes pub garden (Pic@nickedge84)

A MAN in his 40s who fell from the Runcorn Widnes Bridge has been taken to hospital in an air ambulance.

A helicopter landed in the garden of the Mersey pub in Mersey Road, West Bank.

Paramedics and police officers were at the scene.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “At 2.53pm on Monday 2 December 2013, police attended the Widnes and Runcorn Bridge on the Widnes side following reports of a man having fallen from the bridge.

“The man, who was being treated by paramedics at the scene, was airlifted to Aintree Hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.”

A spokesman for North West Air Ambulance has confirmed that their paramedics transferred the casualty to Aintree Hospital.

The helicopter landed at 3.06pm.

The man has been detained by officers under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act.

 

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