Thursday, July 19, 2012
Rescue drama by the river in King's Lynn
Thankfully, the man escaped with minor injuries after an impressive rescue operation. Apart from the usual calm professionalism we expect from the emergency services, what struck me was how prepared the firefighters were.
Along with the pumps and gear needed to free the man from the confined hold of the vessel, their new rescue boat was standing by ready to be deployed if needed.
The tide was ebbing fast in the river and the station manager said they brought it to the scene as a precaution, in case rescuers needed to take to the water.
I have a feeling it's going to be a lifesaver in the Fens.
posted at 21:29