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Man rescued from river

Riverside Place, Colchester
11/02/2016 @ 14:30
Incident Number: 2036
In attendance: 2 x Colchester


Firefighters have rescued a man from the River Colne near Riverside Place, Colchester.

The casualty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service at 14:54hrs.

Station Commander Lee Palfreyman said: "We found the man clinging onto reeds in extremely cold water.

"Crews did a brilliant job putting their training into practice. They quickly got a line around him and pulled him to safety."

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