Man and woman rescued from river near Stoke Bridge skate park in Ipswich

Stock image of a previous, similar rescue incident near Stoke Bridge skate park in Ipswich.

Stock image of a previous, similar rescue incident near Stoke Bridge skate park in Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

Kind-hearted members of the public pulled two people out of the water near the Stoke Bridge skate park in Ipswich this morning.

Emergency services were called to reports that two people had got into difficulty in the river near the Stoke Bridge skate park at around 9.50am.

A police spokesman said several members of the public spotted the incident and threw “a line” into the water to pull out the man and woman, both believed to be aged in their late 30s, but this has not been confirmed by the emergency services.

Paramedics arrived at the scene but the pair refused to receive treatment, an East of England Ambulance Service Trust spokesman said. The patients were discharged at the scene.

Three fire engines were called to the scene. A Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the two people reportedly in difficulty in the water had already been rescued by the time firefighters arrived. The crews were stood down.