A road in Manchester city center was closed this morning after a major operation to rescue a man in a crane.
Oldham Street in the North Quarter was closed off just after noon. 9 with a huge presence of emergency services, after reports that the man had become ill.
People were asked to avoid the area with diversions in place.
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The GMP said the closure was in place after a man fell ill inside a crane.
In a statement, a GMP spokesman said: “We were called around 9.15am this morning (September 17) following reports that a man had fallen ill while inside a crane on Oldham Street, Manchester.
“Emergency services are participating and the police are helping with roadblocks.
“Oldham Street is currently closed.”
Police officers, firefighters and paramedics were called to Oldham Street, with photos from the scene where a number of officers were trying to coordinate a response to help the man.
The man could be pulled out of his cab and placed on a stretcher by emergency services before being lowered from the crane.
He was then cared for by paramedics and driven to the hospital.
In a tweet, TfGM said: “Oldham Street, Manchester City Center.
“Currently blocked due to an ongoing incident.
“Please avoid the area and seek an alternative route.
“Bus connections are redirected #StagecoachGM #FirstManchester #gnwbus.
“#TfGMTraffic for updates.”
The road reopened just after 11:30 p.m.
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