Man rescued from river near London Road, Ipswich

A man was rescued from the River Orwell, close to the Shell garage on London Road. Picture: GOOGLE M

A man was rescued from the River Orwell, close to the Shell garage on London Road. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS - Credit: Archant

Firefighters used a ladder to pluck a man out of the River Orwell in Ipswich this afternoon.

The victim found himself in trouble in the water off London Road, near to the Shell petrol garage, around 3.10pm.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene.

Water rescue firefighters reached out a ladder for the man to grab hold of before pulling him to safety by just before 3.30pm.

Two Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service crews - one from Ipswich East and another from Ipswich Princes Street - attended.

The East of England Ambulance Service sent an ambulance crew and ambulance officer to the scene.

A trust spokeswoman said: “A man was checked as a precautionary measure at the scene. He was not taken to hospital.”

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