Rescued after fall from roof
Firefighters were called to rescue a man who had fallen from the roof of a semi-detached home on Tuesday.
The man, thought to be in his 50s, fell from the roof of the property in Aylestone Lane, Wigston Magna, at about 8.50am. He fell on to a lower roof of an extension at the rear of the property.
Firefighters from Leicester's Central station and colleagues from southern station's technical rescue unit used a special "pop-up" scaffold unit to bring the man down.
Paramedics, who were called by the fire service, took him to Leicester Royal Infirmary. His condition is not known.
Crew manager Dave George said: "He had come off the roof of the house on to the kitchen extension roof.
"Because it was suspected he may have suffered spinal injuries, he was put on to a long board, or spinal board.
"The technical rescue unit carry a pop-up scaffold which we put up to the level of the roof. He was talking and conscious throughout."
A spokeswoman for East Midlands Ambulance Service said:
"The first clinician arrived in a fast response car within two minutes and an ambulance crew after eight minutes. The casualty was taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary."