Firefighters forced to break down church door after boy falls through roof

A teenage boy was rushed to hospital after he and another person fell through a church roof in Greater Manchester.

Police, paramedics and firefighters were all scrambled to the scene in Pendlebury, Swinton, Salford, at around 6.20pm on Thursday, August 20, to reports two people had fallen through the roof.

The boy – understood to be aged 16 – was injured after he fell through a roof at St Mary's Church, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Firefighters were forced to break down a door at the church to reach him.

They spent 30 minutes at the scene and the road was closed.

He was taken to hospital by paramedics, his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

There has been no update on his condition in hospital.

Greater Manchester Police said: "At 6.25pm on Thursday 20 August 2020, police were called to reports two people had fallen through a roof on Manchester Road, Pendlebury.

"Emergency services attended.

"A teenage boy has been taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

"Enquiries are ongoing.

Specialist medics from the Air Ambulance lane team also attended the incident.

In a statement, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service said: "At 6.22pm on Thursday, August 20, GMFRS were called to an incident on Manchester Road, Pendlebury, Swinton.

"One crew from Salford attended the incident where a young male had fallen through a building roof.

"The crew used a door ram to gain entry to the property and safely extricated the male.

"He was then conveyed to hospital by North West Ambulance Service.

"Crews were in attendance for approximately 30 minutes."

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