Sunday 21 July 2019

WATCH: Man airlifted to hospital following incident on roof of Tesco store

Coastguard helicopter
Coastguard helicopter
Amy Molloy

Amy Molloy

A man was airlifted to hospital after he suffered injuries while working on the roof of a Tesco store.

The incident happened yesterday at the Tesco branch on Mill Road in Youghal, Co Cork at around 1pm.

A man (40s) sustained a leg injury and emergency services were called to the scene.

Due to the man’s location, ambulance services were unable to remove him so air support attended.

The store had to close temporarily but reopened shortly afterwards.

The man was taken to Cork University Hospital.

A Tesco spokesperson said: "We’re aware of an incident at our Youghal store yesterday afternoon which was attended by the emergency services.

"The store temporarily closed for approximately 10 minutes as a matter of safety due to the presence of an air ambulance. The injured party was safely taken to hospital. An investigation is underway and as such we cannot comment further."

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