Toddler Rescued From Oxford Hotel Roof

5 May 2013, 07:24

A toddler's been rescued after climbing onto a hotel roof in Oxford.

The 2-year-old climbed a ladder and walked across a flat roof and onto the ridge of the high pitched roof of the Tree Hotel in Iffley

A passer-by climbed up a drainpipe and scrambled up the pitched roof to the child who was precariously perched on the ridge.

When the fire service arrived with the Hydraulic Platform from Rewley Road fire station, they found a man holding the child on the roof and a female, believed to be the mother, also stuck on the roof having made an attempt to reach the child.

Firefighters, using ladders, rescued the child and the two adults and handed the toddler back to the shocked parents. 

FF Morbey said; "The brave actions of the member of the public made sure that the child was safe and the Fire Service could bring everyone down to the ground."

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