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Kent Fire and Rescue Service attends a range of incidents including fires, road crashes, flooding, rescues from height, mud or confined spaces. It also supports other agencies including Kent Police, South East Coast Ambulance Service and the Martime and Coastguard Agency on a regular basis.

The incidents shown on this page are just a sample of those which may be of interest to the public and media.

Incident
Woman rescued after fall from steep bank in Dover
Incident details
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called after a woman, believed to be about 70 years old, lost her footing while walking down a steep, grassy bank in countryside off Westbury Crescent, Western Heights, Dover last night. 
 
The woman is believed to have slipped approximately 60 feet from the top and had been trapped for almost three hours. 
 
As soon as fire crews were alerted they rushed to the area, which was in a remote location. They managed to find the woman and used safe access equipment and a harness to prevent her falling further.  They then lowered her to a place of safety 20-30 feet below. 
 
South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) were also assisting, keeping the woman warm and providing her with necessary first aid. 
 
She was removed to hospital via the Coastguard helicopter.
Start date and time
26/09/2018 22:38
Stop date and time
27/09/2018 01:20
Westbury Crescent
Dover
Kent
CT17
United Kingdom
Number of fire engines
4
Equipment
  • Rescue - Safe access equipment
Partner agencies
  • South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb)
  • HM Coastguard
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