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Woman rescued by firefighters after falling 30ft onto Silvertown river bank

PUBLISHED: 08:34 27 May 2020 | UPDATED: 08:34 27 May 2020

Emergency services work to rescue a woman who fell onto a river bank off Booth Road, Silvertown. Picture: LFB

Emergency services work to rescue a woman who fell onto a river bank off Booth Road, Silvertown. Picture: LFB

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A woman was rescued by firefighters after falling 30 feet onto a river bank in Silvertown.

A woman fell down this drop onto a river bank off Booth Road, Silvertown. Picture: LFBA woman fell down this drop onto a river bank off Booth Road, Silvertown. Picture: LFB

Crews attended the scene, off Booth Road, just before 11.30am yesterday (Tuesday, May 26).

The woman had been sitting on a wall when she fell onto mud and rocks on the foreshore below.

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Group Commander Nick Harding said crews had around 40 minutes before the incoming tide reached the woman.

Two firefighters accessed the bank by a ladder to stabilise the woman and then worked with partner agencies to bring her to safety.

Crews used specialist rope equipment to lift her up to street level in a basket stretcher, before she was taken to hospital.

Mr Harding added: “The water was within about a metre of where the woman had been stuck by the time she was brought up.

“This was a really great example of inter-agency working and a good technical rescue.”


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