A WADEBRIDGE teenager has escaped with minor injuries after falling 12ft from a building.
Firefighters, police officers and paramedics were scrambled to Biddicks Court in St Austell at about 9.45pm on Monday night.
A fire service spokesman said: "One appliance from St Austell Fire Station successfully rescued a young man who had climbed onto the roof of a building and then fallen approximately 12ft." Police said a call had been received at 9.50pm alerting them to the plight of the teenager, thought to be 16.
"It appears he's climbed up a ladder, walked across the roof and then fallen off," a spokesman said. "It looks like he's simply lost his footing."
Paramedics found only superficial bruising and the youth was returned to his family in Wadebridge.