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Woman Rescued from River

The incident happened at just before 4pm opposite Quay Street, Worcester, when a woman was spotted in the river. The passers-by entered the water and managed to pull the woman to safety. Fire crews arrived shortly afterwards and gave first aid to the woman alongside paramedics.

Firefighters in boats then carried out a search of the river to make sure nobody else had entered the water. Crews from Worcester, Malvern and Evesham were in attendance.

Station Commander Mark Strutt, from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Once the woman had been treated at the scene she was taken to hospital by ambulance. Our crews carried out a further search of the water as we didn't know how the woman had come to be in the water.

"Whilst we don't know the circumstances behind this incident we would like to remind people about the dangers of entering rivers and lakes. They can obviously look very enticing when the weather is so warm but there are hidden dangers and all too often people can get into trouble in open water."