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12-Year-Old Hospitalised After Falling Through Roof in Eastbourne

Police, ambulance, air ambulance, and fire services are all at the scene; public advised to steer clear.

This afternoon, a critical incident occurred on Lismore Road in Eastbourne, triggering an extensive emergency services operation. The situation began when a 12-year-old boy tragically fell through the roof of a building on nearby Bolton Road, necessitating urgent medical attention and a coordinated response from local emergency teams.

Authorities have confirmed the deployment of units from the Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), Kent, Surrey, and Sussex Air Ambulance (KSS Air Ambulance), along with the East Sussex Fire & Rescue Service (ESFRS) to the scene. The ESFRS spokesperson emphasized the scale of the response, noting, “We are currently in attendance at an incident on Lismore Road with significant resources. A road closure is in effect, and we are experiencing congestion on surrounding roads. We urge the public to avoid the area to allow emergency services to manage the situation effectively.”

Emergency Services Swarm Lismore Road in Major Incident
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The incident caused substantial disruptions, with bus services rerouted and local authorities advising motorists to find alternative routes to circumvent the congested area.

A Sussex Police spokesperson provided further details on the incident, stating, “Emergency services were called to Bolton Road in Eastbourne to a report of a 12-year-old boy having fallen through the roof of a building. He was taken to hospital by the ambulance service with serious injuries, not currently considered to be life-threatening.”

The incident is now over and roads have reopened.


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