Fire and ambulance services called to Dorking town centre to rescue elderly woman from flat

February 22, 2018

Fire and ambulance services were called to Dorking High Street to rescue an elderly woman from her flat.

Two ambulances from the South East Coast Ambulance Service and two fire engines from the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service were called to the high street at about 2.30pm on Thursday (February 22).

The woman on the third floor flat had been taken ill and was unable to get herself down.

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A Surrey Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “We were called at around 2.30pm to Dorking High Street to help the ambulance service move an elderly woman from a third-storey flat.

“An aerial ladder and a fire engine were sent and after moving the woman we left at around 3.25pm.”

Fire crews from both Dorking and Leatherhead fire stations were in attendance.

Dorking High Street

Earlier Surrey Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: “Fire crews from Leatherhead on route to High Street Dorking to assist our colleagues @SECAmbulance – Using our Aerial Ladder Platform, this may cause slight traffic delays in the High Street – @SurreyPolice aware”

An employee from Kuoni Travel, on the High Street, said: “There was two ambulances and two fire engines there but it was all over in about an hour.”

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