Woman plucked from Norwich river

Steve DownesPolice have praised members of the public involved in the rescue of a woman from a Norwich river.Passers-by alerted police after witnessing the woman jump into the Yare at Anchor Quay, next to New Mills Yard, at 11am on Saturday.Steve Downes

Police have praised members of the public involved in the rescue of a woman from a Norwich river.

Passers-by alerted police after witnessing the woman jump into the Yare at Anchor Quay, next to New Mills Yard, at 11am on Saturday.

The woman was rescued by the fire service rescue boat before being treated by paramedics.

The woman, aged 33, was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to be treated for the effects of the cold.


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Sgt Sarah Duxbury said: "The river hosts strong currents and freezing temperature which are dangerous conditions for even the strongest swimmers.

"The woman was saved thanks to quick-thinking members of the public who encouraged her to try to swim to a chain on the riverbank wall, and to the fast and effective response of the city's emergency services."

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Were you involved in the rescue or are you the woman in the river and want to thank those whole helped. Call Ben Kendall on 01603 772423 or e-mail ben.kendall@archant.co.uk

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