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Woman rescued from lake

Moverons Lane, Brightlingsea
26/06/2020 @ 11:23
Incident Number: 125563
In attendance: Brightlingsea x 1, Colchester x 1


Firefighters have issued safety advice after a woman was rescued from a lake after going in to retrieve her dog.

Crews were called to a lake at a quarry in Moverons Lane, Brightlingsea today at 11.23am.

They found a woman and her dog trapped in undergrowth in the water.

Station Manager Danny Partridge said: "The woman called 999 but then entered the water to rescue her dog, who was stuck in brambles, and got stuck herself.

"A man at the quarry threw her a life-rope. The dog swam to safety and the woman was pulled to the edge of the lake where Brightlingsea firefighters pulled her out of the water.

"The incident shows how dangerous it is to enter the water: you should always call 999 and wait for us to arrive and perform the rescue with the correct equipment."

The woman was rescued at 12.17pm.


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