June 18, 2021

Major incident in city centre – man hospitalised after scaling Waterford building

A man has been rushed to hospital after falling from the top of a building he was trying to scale in Waterford city centre.

Residents in Waterford city centre were astonished this lunchtime when the looked out the window and saw two men scaling the facade of supermarket carpark.

The pair were spotted climbing up the external facade of the busy store close to Ballybriken in the city which is estimated to be over 50ft high.

It’s not known exactly why the pair were scaling the building but it understood one of the men fell while trying to get back down.

The area from Rice Bridge to Ballybricken towards the Glen has been closed off.


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