Man rescued from river in Norwich

A person was rescued from the River Yare off Yarmouth Road in Norwich

A person was rescued from the River Yare off Yarmouth Road in Norwich - Credit: Google Street View

Emergency services were sent to rescue a man from the river in Norwich. 

Fire crews from Sprowston and Carrow, including its water rescue team, were sent to Yarmouth Road in Thorpe St Andrew following reports a person had gone into the water. 

Yarmouth Road was closed just after 10am on Wednesday to allow an East Anglian Air Ambulance to land. 

The ambulance service was also called to the scene, between the junctions with Harvey Lane and Thunder Lane. 

The man who had gone into the water was rescued from the bank on the opposite side to Yarmouth Road. 

He was taken to Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) to be assessed. 

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: "We were called to Yarmouth Road at around 10.10am today following reports that a man had been pulled from the river.

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"Two ambulances, two ambulance officer vehicles and the East Anglian Air Ambulance attended.

"Crews treated a male patient at the scene before transporting him by road to NNUH for further assessment and care."

Yarmouth Road was subsequently reopened.

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