AN AIR ambulance had to land in a populated area after a man fell from some scaffolding.

The helicopter from the Air ambulance Kent, Surrey and Sussex landed in Brunswick Square, Hove. The aircraft attracted a large crowd of people who stayed to watch it take off.

The Argus was told the helicopter was reportedly assisting medical services at an incident of a man falling from a third-floor scaffolding unit in the area.

A spokesman from the East Sussex Fire and Rescue, which attended to the man, said: "We were called at 5:30pm to assist the ambulance service to help move a gentleman who had fallen from a third-floor scaffolding.

"He landed behind a garden wall and we helped lift him to the other side of the wall.

"From there the ambulance service took over the incident."

Also in attendance was South East Coast Ambulance and Sussex Police.

An eyewitness told the Argus: “The air ambulance landed in Brunswick square due to an incident up the road.

“I don't think there a patient was put on the helicopter, so hopefully that is a good sign.”

The helicopter took off from Brunswick Square at 6:44 pm and returned to base.

The man was taken to hospital in a road ambulance for treatment.

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