Rescue of woman from river at Clitheroe

Date: 24/12/2018

Time: 09:32:00

Address: Primrose Road, Clitheroe

Incident Number: 1812006882

A 999 call reported a woman was stranded, three metres from the banking and with injured ankles in a tributary of the River Ribble near Primrose Road, Clitheroe. Fire engines, crews and specialist boat crews from Clitheroe, Nelson, Great Harwood, Preston, Hyndburn and Chorley/Bamber Bridge (Urban Search and Rescue) attended. Firefighters gained access in an inflatable boat and transferred the casualty to a stretcher and into the Aerial Ladder Platform rescue cage, which raised her to road level and the awaiting ambulance.