Watch: Video Shows Dramatic Helicopter Rescue From York Minster

Library filer dated 20/4/2004 of York Minster, where controversial entry charges have boosted the coffers by almost £400,000 since their introduction last summer.  Staff at the largest Gothic cathedral in Northern Europe said the introduction of the fees helped to reduce last year's deficit of £612,000 to £220,000 in 2003/2004. The figures show 415,000 visitors helped bring in £1.5 million in fees, with the cathedral also benefiting from legacies left by members of the public. See PA story RELIGION Minster.  PA Photo: John Giles.

 

From YorkMix.

 

These are the dramatic moments when a helicopter rescue team plucked a stricken man from the tower at York Minster.

The man, in his 20s, had been taken ill at the top of the central tower of the cathedral, and this was the only way to transport him to hospital.

Emergency services were called to the incident at about 11am on Thursday (October 5).

As well as the Coastguard helicopter, two rapid response vehicles, two ambulances and the hazardous area response team also attended.

Hundreds of people watched as a medic was lowered from the helicopter on to the tower. A stretcher was also lowered down.

 

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