Coastguard helicopter and fire crews at water rescue near Orwell Bridge

The coastguard helicopter was down at the Orwell Bridge this morning 

The coastguard helicopter was down at the Orwell Bridge this morning - Credit: Submitted

A water rescue was performed in the shadow of the Orwell Bridge early today.

Five fire crews plus the police and the coastguard helicopter were called to the Strand at 6am today to rescue someone from the water.

The RNLI Harwich Lifeboat and coastguard teams from Felixstowe and Holbrook were also in attendance. 

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue said on Sunday afternoon: "The fire service and other blue light services were called to the Strand this morning and conducted a water rescue."

Emergency services were called to the bridge early on Sunday morning

Emergency services were called to the bridge early on Sunday morning - Credit: Submitted

Firefighters from Ipswich East, Woodbridge, and Princes Street attended.




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