A man had to be rescued by the fire service after falling down a 15ft embankment.

Fire crews and officers from the British Transport Police were called to Lancaster Station on Friday morning following reports that a person had fallen from height.

When crews arrived they found a man had fallen down an embankment close to the railway lines.

He was rescued by firefighters and taken to hospital. 

A spokesperosn for the fire service said: "At 7.26am three fire engines from Lancaster and Morecambe, the Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP) from Morecambe, Urban Search and Rescue from Chorley and the Rope Rescue Team from St Anne’s, attended an incident at Lancaster Railway Station.

"Upon arrival, crews found a casualty that had fallen down a 15ft embankment close to the railway lines.

"Crews used the ALP, a rope pack, a basket stretcher and a triple extension ladder to rescue the casualty.

"The casualty was lifted to safety using the Aerial Ladder Platform (ALP), a basket stretcher and a rope pack.

"Casualty handed over to North West Ambulance Service. Fire crews were in attendance for around two hours and fifteen minutes."

Meeting House Lane had to be closed while the emergency services dealt with the incident. 

A British Transport Police spokesperson said: "Multi-agency response to a man who had fallen from height at Lancaster Station this morning.

"Overhead electrical supply had to be turned off to facilitate the safe removal of the casualty from an embankment.

"He was taken to hospital with a leg injury."