The emergency services climbed the 54 meter crane and were able to stabilize the man, 56, the team’s initial rescue plan had been to use a helicopter with winch to lift him from the crane and bring him down, but extreme weather including heavy snow prevented this. So the rescue team put the man in a rescue bag and rappelled down to the ground with him.

The man was rushed to hospital where we understand he is in a stable condition.

The rescue team work to check and stabilise the crane operator