AN ELDERLY woman with a broken leg was lifted to safety through a first floor window this morning (Sunday).

One fire engine from Ryde and the aerial ladder platform from Newport were called to Monkton Street, Ryde, shortly after 7am, following a request for help from the Isle of Wight Ambulance Service.

Firefighters transferred the woman through the window, using the platform, and helped her into a waiting ambulance.

Monkton Street was closed during the incident and traffic diverted.

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