Scare af­ter pair fall into river

Western Daily Press (Saturday) - - News -

EMER­GENCY ser­vice crews rushed to the river­side in Bath af­ter be­ing alerted to two peo­ple in the wa­ter.

Am­bu­lance, fire and po­lice all at­tended the in­ci­dent in the early hours of yes­ter­day near Pul­teney Weir.

Po­lice­man Adge Secker said a man had fallen into the “deadly” river, which has claimed the lives of 14 peo­ple - all men - since 2008.

Avon Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice said: “At 03.01am two crews from Bath and boat from Bath fire sta­tion were called to Man­vers Street near Pul­teney Bridge to re­ports of two peo­ple en­ter­ing the wa­ter.

“On ar­rival they had found a fe­male had self-res­cued from the river.

“She was checked over at the scene by am­bu­lance crews.

“A male in his 60s was res­cued by the fire ser­vice and con­veyed to hos­pi­tal. Po­lice were also in at­ten­dance.”

Mr Secker added that the man was found by the po­lice, hauled from the wa­ter by fire crews and looked af­ter by paramedics.

“We re­ally do have the best emer­gency ser­vices in the world,” he added.

The joint res­cue won praise from po­lice and crime com­mis­sioner Sue Mountstevens who tweeted: “Im­pres­sive work. Well done to all.”

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