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Man pulled from River Medway

By Nicola Jordan

Emergency crews were scrambled to a river this morning after reports a man had fallen into the water.

Teams were seen in both Rochester and Strood after being alerted that someone had fallen into the River Medway.

The man was assisted from the water and taken to hospital for medical attention.

Emergency crews were called to Rochester and Strood this morning following reports a man had fallen into the River Medway. Stock image
Emergency crews were called to Rochester and Strood this morning following reports a man had fallen into the River Medway. Stock image

Diego Bousquet, a 41-year-old factory worker, was walking to work across the bridge with a mate when he saw the man go in the water.

Mr Bousquet, of Luton Road, Chatham, called out to see if he was okay and he did not reply.

He took a video and called the ambulance.

An eye witness saw the incident when he was walking across Rochester Bridge. Picture: Chris Davey... (8834025)
An eye witness saw the incident when he was walking across Rochester Bridge. Picture: Chris Davey... (8834025)

He said: "He seemed distressed and was struggling in the current.

"It left me feeling shocked."

Police were seen on the Esplanade in Rochester and in an alleyway off Strood High Street.

"He seemed distressed and was struggling in the current."

Kent Fire and Rescue and the coastguard also attended the incident which was reported about 6.45am.

The man, aged 40, remained concious throughout the incident.

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