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Bromeswell, near Woodbridge, water rescue sees man taken to hospital





A man has been taken to hospital after a water rescue in a Suffolk village.

Police, Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service, HM Coastguard and the East of England Ambulance Service were called to Common Lane in Bromeswell, near Woodbridge, at 7.04pm yesterday following concerns for a person’s safety.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the man was in the River Deben.

A person has been taken to hospital after a water rescue. Picture: Stock
A person has been taken to hospital after a water rescue. Picture: Stock

An ambulance, a rapid response vehicle, an ambulance officer vehicle and two Hazardous Area Response Team vehicles were sent to the scene.

Firefighters helped ambulance crews bring him to land. He was then taken to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge for treatment.

A spokeswoman for HM Coastguard said: “HM Coastguard assisted emergency services with an incident in the Woodbridge area, yesterday, 2 April.

“Alerted at around 6.20pm, Felixstowe and Single Street Coastguard Rescue Teams and the Coastguard helicopter from Lydd were sent to assist.”

The man is not believed to have suffered life-changing or life-threatening injuries, a Suffolk Police spokesperson said.

The incident was dealt with by 8.45pm.