Wednesday 2nd December 2015 – 10.45am – John Hawker.
A woman was rescued from a lake last night after being in the water for around 40 minutes.
The rescue took place near Whittleford Park, off Haunchwood Road, Nuneaton at around 5.55pm. An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic officer, the Trusts Hazardous Area Response Team attended the scene along with colleagues from the Police and Fire service.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “It is believed the woman, believed to be in her late 20’s, had suffered a medical episode and subsequently fallen down a bank into the water.
“She had initially managed to call 999 and alert the emergency services to her situation but then became uncontactable.
“Following an extensive search by all three emergency services, including the Police helicopter, the woman was located by heat seeking camera and then pulled from the water by the ambulance crew and police officers. The fire service and HART Team then ensured the patient was safely transferred back up an embankment to flat ground.
“Following assessment by medics the woman was treated for the effects of hypothermia but fortunately had no serious injuries.
“She was then transferred to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further treatment.
“From the time of the initial 999 call it took around 40 minutes to search and locate the patient.
“This rescue shows just how effectively the three emergency services work together in such a situation.”
We have no further details on this incident.