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Man rescued from Belstead Brook after huge emergency service response

PUBLISHED: 14:44 17 November 2020 | UPDATED: 18:05 17 November 2020

A large-scale search and rescue operation was launched in Belstead Brook  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A large-scale search and rescue operation was launched in Belstead Brook Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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A large search and rescue operation was launched after a man was seen in difficulty Belstead Brook in Ipswich.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service's water rescue team was also called to the scene  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNSuffolk Fire and Rescue Service's water rescue team was also called to the scene Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to Ellenbrook Road after the man was spotted at the brook around 9.50am this morning.

A large-scale rescue operation was launched with the help of Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service’s water rescue team and a drone pilot.

Five fire engines attended the scene alongside several ambulances and police cars.

A police spokesman confirmed the man, who is in his 40s, was found in the water further along the brook at 11.20am.

The man was found in Belstead Brook at 11.20am  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe man was found in Belstead Brook at 11.20am Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The spokesman added the man is now in the care of the ambulance service.


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