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Incident - Man Rescued From River Bank

Date: 06/12/2018
Time: 08:53
Location: River Tone, Ruishton, Taunton
Area: Somerset
County: Somerset

A fire appliance from Taunton, together with the Special Rescue Team from Bridgwater, were mobilised following a call reporting a man in his 70s, stuck in the mud on the river bank.

The crew from Taunton arrived on scene at 09:02hrs and by 09:09hrs confirmed they had located the gentleman, in water on the rivers edge, but not stuck in the mud. He was just unable to get back up the embankment.

By 09:13hrs crews had rescued the gentleman, assisted by members of the public prior to our arrival, and he was left in the hands of Ambulance paramedics being checked over. 

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