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Woman rescued from river

Saturday 18 July 2020

An 80-year old woman has been rescued by emergency services after falling in to the river near Old Cross.

Emergency services were called to the scene around 12:25pm, with ten vehicles attending, including a fire tender, rescue vehicle, ambulances, police and helicopter.

The woman was lifted from the water and treated by paramedics at the scene.

The area was secured whilst emergency services attended the incident

The woman was taken to hospital via air ambulance.

Update 17:14: We are awaiting clarification from police on their initial report that the casualty was taken to hospital by air ambulance.


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