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Woman rescued from River Medway in Maidstone


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Heroic members of the public sprang into action to pull a woman spotted in the River Medway.

Police were called at around 10.25am, after concerns were raised about a person in distress in Maidstone.

A woman was pulled from the River Medway, in Maidstone Town Centre. Picture: Sean Aidan
A woman was pulled from the River Medway, in Maidstone Town Centre. Picture: Sean Aidan

Officers, as well as ambulance and fire services attended the towpath, near Springfield, yesterday morning where bystanders had pulled a woman from the water.

She received treatment from paramedics and was taken to hospital for further medical attention.

A spokeswoman from Kent Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were called to reports of a person in water near James Whatman Way, in Maidstone.

"On arrival, the casualty was already out of the water and in the care of SECAmb."

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