Person “hanging on to a tree” over river in Salisbury rescued

A PERSON “hanging on to a tree” over the river in Salisbury was rescued by firefighters.

The incident was reported at just after 5.20pm on Sunday (March 17), with the person reportedly hanging over the water at Lower Road.

Crews from both the Dorset & Wiltshire For and Rescue Service (DWFRS) and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight service (HIWFRS) sent to the scene, on the River Nadder.

“When crews arrived they made quick work in putting safety in place while they awaited the specialist water rescue team’s attendance,” a spokesperson said.

“Once the specialist water teams arrived, they quickly managed to rescue the casualty out of the water and away from any danger, leaving them in the care of the ambulance service.”

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