Man in River Severn in Bridgnorth

Friday 7th February 2014 – 7.45am – Chris Kowalik.

Overhanging tree branches were all that stopped a man from being swept away after he fell into the River Severn in Bridgnorth.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the river bridge in Low Town shortly after 11.40pm on Thursday 6th February and arrived to find a man in his thirties up to his shoulders in water holding onto the branches.

An ambulance, a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and the Hazardous Area Response Team attended. The fire service also attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man was wedged in among the bushes and branches and was holding on. He was pulled from the water by the fire service. He was checked over by ambulance personnel and was found to have a low temperature but all other observations were normal. He was taken to Princess Royal Hospital.”

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WMAS Logo on side of RRV 3

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