Man rescued from River Wye in Hereford

Thursday 26th February 2015 – 12.45pm – Chris Kowalik.

A man has been pulled from the River Wye in Hereford by an eagle-eyed passerby.

The passing pedestrian spotted someone floating under the city’s Victoria Bridge and ran down to get him out of the water.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called shortly after 7.15am today and sent a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew.

“On arrival, there was a hypothermic young man who had been pulled from the water. He was taken to Hereford County Hospital.

“It appears his rescuer had to jump over a fence to get to the man, waded into the water and dragged him out. Had it not been for his actions, this could have ended very differently.”

Ends

WMAS Logo on side of RRV

Note to Editors: We do not have and are unable to obtain any contact details for the rescuer.

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