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Emergency services called to help woman in River Wensum in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 14:51 03 October 2017 | UPDATED: 15:52 03 October 2017

Emergency services personnel assist a woman from the River Wensum. Picture: ANDREW STONE

Emergency services personnel assist a woman from the River Wensum. Picture: ANDREW STONE

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The emergency services have assisted a woman from the River Wensum in Norwich.

Emergency services at Riverside in Norwich. Pic: Andrew Stone.Emergency services at Riverside in Norwich. Pic: Andrew Stone.

The woman went into the river near to the Premier Inn, with police, fire crews and the ambulance service called at 12.45pm.

Lucy Burchnall, head ranger at the Broads Authority said Rob Ford, a quay assistant from the nearby yacht station had also been on the scene.

She said: “Rob saw a person in the water and got on the dory and went to assist. He met police and fire service personnel on the scene and helped them rescue the lady.

“Rob also notified Broads control so we also responded and shut down the river on either side. The woman must have been in the water for more than an hour before she was pulled out by emergency services.

Police went to Riverside, after reports a woman was in the river. Pic: Andrew Stone.Police went to Riverside, after reports a woman was in the river. Pic: Andrew Stone.

“Lucky for her the water is quite warm at this time of the year.”

After being taken from the water, the woman was led away by emergency services personnel.


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