Woman rescued by firefighters after falling 30ft onto Silvertown river bank
PUBLISHED: 08:34 27 May 2020 | UPDATED: 08:34 27 May 2020
A woman was rescued by firefighters after falling 30 feet onto a river bank in Silvertown.
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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