Man rescued from river in Worcester

By Tim Clarke Monday 10 December 2012 Updated: 11/12 09:28

A MAN in his late 20s was pulled from the River Severn in the early hours of Saturday (December 8) morning.

Water rescue boats from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) were called to the riverside by Hylton Road at about 4.40am after receiving reports of a man in the water.

Watch Commander Carl Horsburgh from Green Watch, Worcester, said: “Our rescue crews were at the scene within five minutes of receiving the call, arriving to find that the river bank in the immediate area had already been searched.

“The water rescue boat from Worcester was immediately launched with a swim rescue team aboard and we quickly located the casualty in the river. A rescue swimmer then entered the water, and assisted by colleagues on the boat, managed to bring the man safely aboard.”

The man was treated by paramedics for the effects of hypothermia on the steps of Worcester Rowing Club before being taken to Worcestershire Royal Hospital for further treatment.

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