Engineer rescued from lift shaft

An engineer had to be rescued after falling down a lift shaft in Bristol city centre earlier today.

The man was extracted by Avon Fire and Rescue just after 2pm, less than an hour after getting stuck in an office block in Redcliff Street.

Avon Fire and Rescue sent out an initial tweet stating that crews from Temple and Bedminster were working with paramedics to rescue the man.

The man has now been rescued and is in the care of the paramedics, Bedminster Fire and Rescue have announced.

South Western Ambulance service NHS trust issued a statement saying: “We received a call at 12.37 regarding a male patient with leg and chest injuries.

“We attended with one rapid response vehicle, one ambulance and a critical care doctor. The patient has been taken to Southmead Hospital.”

Redcliff Street is still closed following the incident.

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