Woman raises alarm after becoming stuck in fast-flowing water in Exeter

A specialist rescue truck from Exmouth fire station was sent to help four people stuck in fast-flowing water in Exeter on Thursday morning (May 13).

Firefighters from Middlemoor and Danes Castle fire stations, both in Exeter, were called to Ludwell Lane, in the city, shortly before 11.30am after a woman reported she and three others were trapped.

When crews arrived they found two of the group safely out of the water and rescued the remaining pair, who were taken to hospital by ambulance.

A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Fire control received a call from a member of the public reporting that she and three others were stuck in fast flowing water.

“One fire engine from Middlemoor, one fire engine from Danes Castle, and the water rescue appliance from Exmouth were quickly mobilised to scene.

“On arrival, crews confirmed that two persons were released from the water and two persons still required assistance.

“Using water safety personal protection equipment crews were able to rescue the two persons still in the water.

“Both casualties were handed over to ambulance personnel and were conveyed to hospital.”

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