These are the dramatic moments when a helicopter rescue team plucked a stricken man from the tower at York Minster.
The man, in his 20s, had been taken ill at the top of the central tower of the cathedral, and this was the only way to transport him to hospital.
Emergency services were called to the incident at about 11am on Thursday (October 5).
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As well as the Coastguard helicopter, two rapid response vehicles, two ambulances and the hazardous area response team also attended.
Hundreds of people watched as a medic was lowered from the helicopter on to the tower. A stretcher was also lowered down.
Humberside coastguard scrambled
The helicopter moved a short distance away as the man was treated and secured to the stretcher.
Then he and the medic were winched into the helicopter and he was taken to York Hospital.
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency said:
Due to the inaccessible nature of the steeple, the UK Coastguard search and rescue helicopter based at Humberside has been sent to assist with the medical evacuation.
York Minster tweeted: “Huge thanks to the emergency services for the swift response. Thanks to all for their support, patience & well wishes. We will pass these on.”