Man’s life saved by firefighters after he fell into River Exe in the early hours of the morning

Firefighters saved the life of a man who fell into the River Exe, In Exeter, in the early hours of Monday morning (July 13).

Crews from Danes Castle, Exeter, and a specialist water rescue team from Exmouth Fire Station were called to the city at 1.46am after it was reported a man had fallen into the water.

The man was pulled conscious and breathing from the river and was checked over by paramedics.

A Danes Castle Fire Station spokesperson said: “A man’s life was saved after he’d fallen into the River Exe in the early hours of this morning.

“On arrival crews quickly searched for the male and he was located by the on-call crew from Danes Castle.

“He was removed from the water by crews with water rescue equipment.

“He was conscious and breathing and was left in the hands of the ambulance crew.”

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