Police find man “soaking wet” and with minor injuries following incident near river in Thetford


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A man has been taken to hospital with 'minor injuries' following an incident in Thetford yesterday evening.

Police, fire and ambulance crews were scrambled to Monksgate shortly after 8.40pm to reports of a man in the river.

An air ambulance was also dispatched to the scene following fears that a second person was in the water.

A police spokesman said by the time officers arrived, the man was out of the river and was 'soaking wet'.

He had suffered 'minor injuries' and was taken to hospital as a precautionary measure.

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The spokesman added: 'We thought there may have been another person in the river, but we have done a full search of the area and it was not what we thought it appeared to be.

'We believe everyone has been accounted for safe and well.'

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Officers were still attempting to ascertain what had happened, the spokesman added.

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