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Drone helps firecrews in teenagers' rooftop rescue

Two teenage boys are being questioned after they had to be rescued from a rooftop in Gainsborough this morning.

Scene in Lincolnshire where drone helps in rooftop rescue

Emergency services arrived at Market Place in the town at around 9.15am after a shop manager reported hearing voices coming from the roof

Fire crews were helped by a local photography company who used a drone to pinpoint their location.

A fire service spokesman said they were 'immensely grateful' to the photography company for their assistance.

The rooftops in the town centre are a maze but the images captured by the drone allowed us to locate the teenagers and meant that officers did not have to put themselves at risk by accessing the roof".

– Chief Inspector Phil Vickers

The teenagers were brought safely to the ground around two hours later with the help of the Aerial Ladder Platform from Lincoln South.