Man Falls Sick On Top Of 300-Foot-Tall Bell Tower. Chopper Rescue Follows

The man was filming a historic re-enactment on top of the tower when he suffered a diabetic episode.

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Man Falls Sick On Top Of 300-Foot-Tall Bell Tower. Chopper Rescue Follows

Coast guard chopper hovering just above the Worcester Cathedral tower

A 53-year-old man was part of a dramatic rescue by the coast guard when he fell sick on top of the bell tower of Worcester Cathedral in UK. The man was filming a historic re-enactment on top of the 300-foot-tower when he suffered a diabetic episode. As emergency services were called in, they decided to take the coast guard's assistance for a helicopter rescue due to the tower's narrow staircase and the height of the tower.

The dramatic video of the rescue that took place on Saturday morning have now emerged on social media. The video shows the coast guard chopper hovering just above the tower and with the help of emergency crew below, airlifting the man to an ambulance waiting nearby.
 
The cathedral on their official Twitter handle thanked emergency services for rescuing the man along with a photo of the daring rescue.
 
Reacting on the rescue, the winch-man of the chopper said, 'This was a very unique rescue, but fairly straight forward once we arrived on scene."

"The Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service and the West Midlands Ambulance Service had done a fantastic job to make the casualty comfortable and had prepared him for winching before we had arrived. Obviously the tall spires presented a hazard to the helicopter but our main concern was making sure the Cathedral wasn't affected by the downdraft of the helicopter - which can sometimes be very strong. Thankfully, we were able to get to the casualty very quickly and winch him on board in a matter of minutes," he added.

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