Sunday, July 01, 2007

Two anglers rescued from Norfolk river

Two anglers have been rescued from the River Wensum in Norwich, police in Norfolk said today. The pair - believed to be a father and daughter - were fishing at New Mills, near the city centre, when the woman fell in and was swept downstream by flood water.

The man went into the river to rescue her as emergency services were called. Police found him clinging to the bank nearby, while the woman was safely pulled from the water at Duke Street Bridge about half a mile away.

Anglers have been warned to take extra care fishing Britain's swollen rivers, many of which have been in flood since the season began on June 16.