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Youth falls 12ft from a building

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: March 05, 2014

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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.

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  • josdave  |  March 05 2014, 9:00AM

    What was he doing walking on a roof at that time? Nothing good that's for sure so it was poetic justice of a sort.

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