Scare after pair fall into river
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.”