Friday 12th July 2013 – 9.15am- Steve parry.
A teenage boy has been pulled from a river near Evesham after getting into difficulty yesterday evening.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to reports of a person in difficulties near Blind Lane, Evesham at 7pm yesterday (Thursday).
West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and a paramedic Officer to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “Crews arrived on scene to be told a teenage boy had got into difficulty after swimming with friends in the River Avon.
“The teenager was extremely fortunate to be pulled to safety after he got entangled in fishing nets. The patient was assessed at the scene and later taken to Worcester Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
WMAS General Manager Michelle Brotherton, who responded to the 999 call, said “The incident once again highlights the unseen dangers of cooling off in rivers, lakes and disused quarries.
“The emergency services attend cases such as this all too often. I would strongly urge members of the public to heed our warnings about swimming in rivers, lakes and quarries during the current heatwave as it is extremely dangerous and can end in tragedy.”