Search

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

PUBLISHED: 16:58 14 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:09 15 May 2018

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

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.

“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.”


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Lowestoft Journal. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Lowestoft Journal