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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