Three men being treated in hospital after falling off crane in Londonderry

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Three men are being treated in hospital after falling from a crane in Londonderry.

A Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokesman said the men had been taken to Altnagelvin hospital in the city.

“One has back and neck injuries, a second has back injuries and the third is described as ‘walking wounded’,” he said.

Police say they received a report of an incident in the Port Road around 10am.

The NIAS spokesman said the men had fallen “from the cradle of a crane into the hold of a boat”.

He said the incident happened at 9.47am and “NIAS despatched three A&E crews”.

A Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said:“Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) received a call at 9:52 am to a report of an incident at the Port Road area of Strathfoyle this morning.

“Four Fire Appliances from Crescent Link Fire Station, one Fire Appliance from Northland Fire Station and the Fire Emergency Support Service vehicle were deployed to the scene of a report that three men had fallen from a crane in the area.”