Second man rescued from Norwich river

An East of England Ambulance Service ambulance in Norwich. An East of England Ambulance Service ambulance in Norwich.

Sunday, August 31, 2014
11:25 AM

Two men were rescued from the river in Norwich in separate incidents on the same day.

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Medics from the East Anglian Air Ambulance were called to King Street yesterday <Saturday> afternoon after a man in his 30s fell into the River Wensum.

Dr Audun Langhelle and critical care paramedic Andy Downes drove from the air ambulance’s Norwich Airport base in a rapid response vehicle and arrived on scene at just before 2pm.

They treated the patient at the scene before he was taken to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital by an East of England Ambulance Service Trust ambulance.

A spokesman for EEAST said the man was taken to hospital with back pain for further assessment.

The incident comes after a man who fell into the river in Norwich in the early hours of Saturday morning and was rescued by fire crews.

Appliances from Carrow, Sprowston and Wroxham attended to help the man who had fallen into the river in Riverside Road, between Prince of Wales Road and Gas Hill, at about 3.50am yesterday.

A Norfolk police spokesman said they were called to assist ambulance and fire crews.

A spokesman for the ambulance service said a man in his 30s was assessed and comforted by ambulance crews at the scene. He was later left in the care of his family.

Were you involved in the rescue of the two men? Email david.bale2@archant.co.uk or adam.gretton@archant.co.uk or call 01603 772419.

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