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Man in serious condition after falling from city centre flat balcony

A man is in a serious condition after falling from a flat balcony in the city centre.

The fire, police and ambulance service were called to Granville Street just before 9.55am on Tuesday (July 12) following reports that a male had suffered a fall from a height.

The Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford was also scrambled and landed in the gardens of Park Central flat complex.

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The patient received specialist trauma care before he was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The incident is not said to be suspicious.

Police parked along Granville Street

A spokesman from West Midlands Ambulance said: “We were called to reports of a patient who had fallen from height on Granville Street at 9.53am.

“One ambulance, a paramedic officer, the Midlands Air Ambulance Critical Care Car and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Cosford attended the scene.

“On arrival we discovered one male patient, who was in a serious condition.

“He received specialist trauma care at the scene before being taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham by land ambulance.”

We have contacted West Midlands Police for comment.

A resident, who did not wish to be named, said: “I was outside the flat when I heard fire engine go past.

“About 10 minutes later I saw an air ambulance trying to land outside my flat but landed nearby.

“I went for a walk around then seen and heard what happened. Someone said someone had fallen from height, just hoping the guy is ok.”

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