RES­CUE OP AF­TER MAN FALLS INTO ‘SWAMP’

Fire and am­bu­lance crews called to city park

Evening Express (City Final) - - Front Page - BY CRAIG PA­TON

A MAN was taken to ARI af­ter be­ing res­cued from wa­ter at a city park.

A MAN had to be res­cued by emer­gency teams af­ter be­com­ing trapped in a “swamp” at a pop­u­lar Aberdeen park. A mem­ber of the pub­lic heard the man, who was in his 40s, strug­gling to es­cape the wet­lands in Seaton Park and alerted po­lice, fire and am­bu­lance crews. The Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice sent two ap­pli­ances to the scene, along with a boat – which was never launched. A spokesman for the Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice said: “It ap­pears to have been a swampy area of ground. “Two ap­pli­ances and a boat were called to an in­ci­dent at Seaton Park at 10.34pm yes­ter­day af­ter re­ports of a male stuck in long wet grass. “Only one unit re­mained on scene, and pro­vided lighting for the am­bu­lance crew who res­cued the man.” A spokes­woman for the Scot­tish Am­bu­lance Ser­vice said: “We re­ceived a call at 10.47pm on Mon­day to at­tend an in­ci­dent at Seaton Park in Aberdeen. “An am­bu­lance was dis­patched to the scene and one male pa­tient was taken to Aberdeen Royal In­fir­mary.” The spe­cial­ist op­er­a­tions team from the am­bu­lance ser­vice helped in the res­cue. The team, which has train­ing to deal with sit­u­a­tions like wa­ter res­cues, is equipped with gear not car­ried by other am­bu­lance crews. A spokes­woman for Po­lice Scot­land said: “We got a call on 10.10pm last night re­port­ing con­cern for a man who had fallen into wa­ter within Seaton Park. “He was taken to ARI to be checked over.”

A man was trapped in Seaton Park wet­lands

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