Injured woman rescued from river pontoon

River Avon, Green Park Road, Bath

Firefighters have rescued an injured woman from a bridge pontoon on the River Avon.

Crews joined the police and ambulance service at the scene where the woman had fallen several metres from the bridge onto a concrete pontoon below. When crews arrived the lady was being cared for by police officers and paramedics, however they were unable to move her to safety.

Firefighters used ladders to access the pontoon and then worked to move the woman into a stretcher. The stretcher was attached to safety lines and lifted back up to the bridge.

The woman had suffered a number of injuries and was taken to hospital.