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Woman rescued from swimming pool

Delaware Road, Southend on Sea
01/11/2017 @ 16:35
Incident Number: 65903
In attendance: 1 x Shoeburyness


Firefighters were called by the Ambulance Service for support this afternoon (Wednesday 1 November) after a women was trapped in a swimming pool. 

The woman was swimming when she begun to have a seizure, which resulted in her hitting the side of the pool and turning face down. 

The lifeguard quickly assisted the woman, turning her over and pulling her safely to the side of the pool, but the staff then had difficulties getting her out. 

Firefighters from Shoeburyness were requested and used a board to lift the woman out of the pool for the lifeguard and Ambulance Service to attend to her. 

The casualty was left in the care of the Ambulance Service at 4.35pm. 

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