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Warning as man falls into River Medway near Vale Road, Tonbridge

By Jodie Nesling

Kent Fire and Rescue has warned of the dangers of walking near rivers after a pensioner fell into the River Medway last night.

The man, in his 60s, was walking home from the shops when he fell in the freezing water.

A spokesman said: "We are urging people to make sure they stick to the paths. The river bank is very slippery and steep. The water is freezing and a fall could be life threatening.

The man was rescued by fire crews

The man was rescued by fire crews

Ambulance services confirm they checked over the man at the scene before taking him to Tunbridge Wells Hospital as a precaution.

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