Dramatic rescue of woman by sled from bank of River Nene at Wisbech

A WOMAN who feared she would drown in the River Nene was rescued by fire fighters.

The dramatic rescue bid happened mid afternoon on Saturday after fire crews responded to an emergency call about someone being in the water.

Two crews from Wisbech, one crew from Huntingdon and another crew from Dogsthorpe- plus a rescue vehicle- were dispatched to the River Nene at Wisbech between Horseshoe Terrace and West Parade.

A fire service spokesman said: “Firefighters arrived to find a person stuck on the river bank with the tide coming in.

“Crews used a rescue sled to rescue the casualty who was then passed over to ambulance crews.”


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The spokesman added that crews returned to their fire station by 5pm- an hour and a quarter after they had been called.

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