Injured man rescued after fall

Bridge Street, Bath

A man had to be rescued by firefighters and ambulance paramedics after he fell 20ft down a basement well in Bath.

It appears the man – thought to be in his 20s – fell while walking home from a night out. He is believed to have fallen unconscious and been in the basement well area for some time before being able to summon help on his mobile phone.

Firefighters used a triple extension ladder to enable paramedics and crews to get down to the casualty, who was suffering from back pain and a head injury.

With access gained to an adjacent building, crews and paramedics carried the man out on a spinal board and he was transferred to hospital.