Person rescued from river in Great Yarmouth

Haven Bridge, Great Yarmouth. With Havenbridge House in the background. Photo: Andy Darnell

Haven Bridge, Great Yarmouth. With Havenbridge House in the background. Photo: Andy Darnell - Credit: Archant © 2011

Police and firefighters were called to help a person in the River Yare in Great Yarmouth.

Someone was rescued from the river, near the Haven Bridge, at about 4.22pm today.

A spokesman from HM Coastguard said: 'It is believed that a person went into the water from Haven Bridge, but was plucked out the water by a passing vessel.

'The lifeboat was paged, but stood down as the police and fire were on the scene.'

A witness, who was on the bus when the drama unfolded, said there was 'mass panic' among passing traffic and people who saw the incident.


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It is not believed the person was injured.

Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Yarmouth and Carrow were mobilised to help, while the crew of Great Yarmouth and Gorleston lifeboat confirmed they received the call to help at 4.20pm, but did not launch.

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