Alarm over people in Norfolk waterways triggers two emergency service call-outs

Picture: Archant Library.

Picture: Archant Library.

Emergency services were called to two separate incidents where people were believed to have gone into water in Norfolk.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue's Urban Search and Rescue unit was called to Goggs' Mill in Hempton, near Fakenham at about 5pm today because of concerns over a missing person.

Fire engines from Fakenham, Dereham and Wells were also called. However, Norfolk police said the missing person had turned up safe and well and was not in the water.

But a person did have to be persuaded to get out of water at Staitheway Road in Wroxham. The person had gone into the water of their own accord. They were standing in it, with the water up to their waist when emergency services arrived at the scene at about 5.10pm.

Firefighters from Sprowston, Carrow and Wroxham joined the police in encourageg the person to come out of the water. They had done so by just after 6pm.