UPDATE: Woman saved from River Wensum in Norwich

PUBLISHED: 14:26 09 February 2011

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Two men who saved a woman from the River Wensum in Norwich last night are believed to be home and well after receiving minor medical treatment.

Emergency services were called to the Dolphin Bridge off Heigham Street around 6pm last night after reports of a woman jumping off the bridge.

A resident of nearby Heigham Street said shortly afterwards: “We saw the ambulance and police cars arrive and didn’t know what was going on.

“We saw two men being treated by paramedics but didn’t see the woman - we think she might have already been taken away by the ambulance by the time we arrived on the scene.”

One fire crew from Earlham was initially called along with technical rescue equipment from Norwich but were eventually stood down.

Did you see the incident or do you know the two men who saved the woman? Contact reporter David Freezer on 01603 772418 or on email to

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