Warning Follows Worcester River Incident

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Sunday 2nd February 2014 – 10.30am – Steve Parry.

West Midlands Ambulance Service has renewed safety warnings about flooding following an incident it attended overnight in Worcester.

The Service was called to a stretch of river at the back of the Technical College, Deanway in Worcester at 1am, following reports of a person in the river.

An ambulance together with a paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle attended the scene and managed to pull a man to safety from the edge of the fast flowing river. The patient was assessed at the scene before being taken to Worcester Hospital for further treatment.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “It was extremely fortunate that a paramedic and ambulance crew were on scene within minutes to pull the man to safety.

“It is important that everyone follows the advice of the Environment Agency and other emergency services and stay away from flood control channels, rivers, streams and other waterways at this time.

“Not heeding the many safety warnings puts lives at risk including ambulance staff and other emergency service personnel called to waterway incidents.”

 

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