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Man rescued from River Medway, Tonbridge


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A man who fell into a river was plucked out by firefighters.

The victims was in the waters of the River Medway near Tonbridge High Street.

Fire crews rescue man from River Medway. Stock picture: Ian Chadwick
Fire crews rescue man from River Medway. Stock picture: Ian Chadwick

A Kent Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Crews used a line and ladder to rescue the casualty from the water.

"The casualty was then left in the care of South East Coast Ambulance Service."

The fire brigade was alerted a just after 4.50pm today and two engines were sent out, one with a ladder stretching up to 7 metres.

They also had water rescue equipment and crews left the scene just before 5.10pm.

Kent Police also attended the incident.

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