Lady in her nineties freed by handsaws after getting stuck under stair lift

Ambulance services were called to the scene at Kirkley Park Road, Lowestoft. Picture: Archant Librar

Ambulance services were called to the scene at Kirkley Park Road, Lowestoft. Picture: Archant Library.

A woman in her 90s was freed from underneath a stair lift by the fire and rescue service in the early hours of Saturday.

Two crews from Suffolk Fire and Rescue were forced to free the woman using hydraulic equipment and handsaws after she became stuck between the chair and the railing.

She was then left in the care of the ambulance service at the scene before being taken to hospital.

Fire crews from Lowestoft South were called to the house on Kirkley Park Road at 4.11am with the woman released before 5am.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: 'We were called at 3.49am on the morning of 12th May to reports of a patient trapped under a stair lift in their home.


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'We sent a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew to the scene who treated a woman believed to be in her 90s. The patient was then taken to James Paget Hospital for further care.'

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