3:56pm Tuesday 7th August 2012
By Elizabeth Sweetman
PARAMEDICS battled to save the life of a man who plunged from a bridge in Worcester city centre this afternoon.
Emergency services were called to City Walls Road at about 3.40pm to reports a man had fallen from a footbridge that leads from St Martin’s Gate multi-storey car park to New Street.
Police closed the road and cordoned off the area by the youth centre and Spring Gardens Medical Practice in order to allow medics to treat the man for his injuries.
Midlands Air Ambulance landed at the bus depot in Pheasant Street shortly before 4pm and crews rushed to assist paramedics from West Midlands Ambulance Service who were already at the scene.
They were joined soon after by a crew from Warwickshire and Northampton Air Ambulance.
At one point, medics performed CPR on the man in the middle of the carriageway as they battled to keep him alive.
He was then taken in an ambulance to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further treatment shortly before 5pm.
His condition is not known at this stage.
Force Duty Inspector Paul Crumpton said a police investigation was ongoing and the incident is being treated as unexplained.
City Walls Road and the bridge reopened just after 5.30pm.
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