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Emergency crews rescue person from river near Oswestry

Emergency crews were sent to help a person who had slipped into a shallow river near Oswestry.

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Two fire crews, police and the ambulance service were scrambled to the River Morda, at Coed Y Go, between Trefonen and Oswestry, at 6.04pm on Saturday.

When they arrived on the scene they found that one person had slipped down a bank into shallow water. Crews used line rescue equipment to assist the casualty back up the bank and left them in the care of the ambulance service.

An operations officer was also sent with the crews from Oswestry and Shrewsbury alongside colleagues from the land ambulance service and the police.

The fire service part of the incident was declared over at 7.31pm.

A spokesperson for Oswestry Police said: "A lady was rescued in the Pont Duncan area of Morda after slipping on the muddy river bank into the river.

"All three rescue services worked together to recover the lady who had minor injuries and was taken to hospital. Public are reminded to be careful near water."

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