Whitefield Fire Crew Rescues TV Producer

JUST after 9.30pm on Tuesday night firefighters were called out after Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service received a call to report a member of a film crew being stuck in a hydraulic platform.

A fire crew from Whitefield Fire Station quickly made their way to Hamilton Road in Whitefield, Bury along with Manchester Central's hydraulic platform.

Watch Manager Phil Courtnell, from Whitefield Fire Station, said: "When we arrived at the address there was a man, aged approx 40, in the tilted cage of the hydraulic platform at around 10-12 metres high.  He was part of the production crew for ITV1 cop drama Scott and Bailey, starring Suranne Jones.

"Before we got there the platform being used by ITV had been much higher and as it was being lowered down the cage the man was in had tilted - at which point they called the fire and rescue service for help."

Fire crew assisted the man down in their hydraulic platform after securing him in a body harness.