Man rescued from River Medway, Chatham
Kent Fire and Rescue Service was called to reports of a man in the River Medway in Dock Road, Chatham shortly after 5.30pm.
Firefighters were quickly on the scene and found the man, thought to be in his early 30’s chest deep in water. They used ladders and ropes to rescue him. Kent Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service were also in attendance.
Leanne McMahon, KFRS Group Manager for Community Safety, said: “No one should underestimate the danger of water - even the strongest of swimmers can struggle in underwater currents and also suffer from cold water shock, which triggers involuntary inhalation and can result in drowning.
“We want people to have fun this bank holiday weekend and enjoy the warmer weather, but please stay safe and don’t take unnecessary risks.”