Fire crews help elderly man in Harleston

13:27 06 May 2012


An elderly man needed help from fire and ambulance crews after collapsing in a Norfolk street.

Firefighters from Harleston helped the man after noticing he had fallen over in The Thoroughfare, Harleston shortly before 11am on Saturday.

An ambulance also attended and the firefighters left the man in the hands of the paramedics before returning to their station.


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