Fire crews launch River Usk rescue

Fire crews attend an rescue on the River Usk at Newport earlier this week

Fire crews attend an rescue on the River Usk at Newport earlier this week

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A RESCUE mission is underway to help a man stuck on mud flats on the banks of the River Usk in Newport.

Fire crews from Malpas, Maindee and Barry were called to help the man at 3.41pm.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said the man was stuck standing in water along the stretch of water near Castle Bingo on Usk Way.

Firefighters are using two rescue lines and the fire service boat has also been launched.

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6:28pm Tue 4 Sep 12

and2ys says...

Charge him for the cost of the rescue.
Charge him for the cost of the rescue. and2ys
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8:28pm Tue 4 Sep 12

Robodad says...

Your cup of sympathy runneth over. Without having any facts you assume that it his his own fault that he is in this situation. Moron.
Your cup of sympathy runneth over. Without having any facts you assume that it his his own fault that he is in this situation. Moron. Robodad
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8:43pm Tue 4 Sep 12

MHerbie says...

It may be a coincidence but the police were called and escorted a man of the footbridge who had been threatening to jump nearer mid day.

Possibly the same person?
It may be a coincidence but the police were called and escorted a man of the footbridge who had been threatening to jump nearer mid day. Possibly the same person? MHerbie
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8:03am Wed 5 Sep 12

and2ys says...

Robodad wrote:
Your cup of sympathy runneth over. Without having any facts you assume that it his his own fault that he is in this situation. Moron.
How else did he end up in the water? THERE is railings along that path so there is no need for him to end up in the water. I draw your attention the MHerbie's comment. If it is the same person, like I said, charge him.
[quote][p][bold]Robodad[/bold] wrote: Your cup of sympathy runneth over. Without having any facts you assume that it his his own fault that he is in this situation. Moron.[/p][/quote]How else did he end up in the water? THERE is railings along that path so there is no need for him to end up in the water. I draw your attention the MHerbie's comment. If it is the same person, like I said, charge him. and2ys
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8:38am Wed 5 Sep 12

welsh1967 says...

this is why ppl who suffer mental health issue dont seek help do u really think this man did it for fun it was most probly the fact he couldnt cope anymore would u say the same thing if this man had cancer doubt it u be saying how brave he is watching someone who is fighting the feelings they have and punishing themselfs for feeling that way and worrying about the hurt it causes other is something i wouldnt wish on anyone walk a day in there shoes than make your comment
this is why ppl who suffer mental health issue dont seek help do u really think this man did it for fun it was most probly the fact he couldnt cope anymore would u say the same thing if this man had cancer doubt it u be saying how brave he is watching someone who is fighting the feelings they have and punishing themselfs for feeling that way and worrying about the hurt it causes other is something i wouldnt wish on anyone walk a day in there shoes than make your comment welsh1967
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8:46am Wed 5 Sep 12

spice15 says...

welsh1967 wrote:
this is why ppl who suffer mental health issue dont seek help do u really think this man did it for fun it was most probly the fact he couldnt cope anymore would u say the same thing if this man had cancer doubt it u be saying how brave he is watching someone who is fighting the feelings they have and punishing themselfs for feeling that way and worrying about the hurt it causes other is something i wouldnt wish on anyone walk a day in there shoes than make your comment
Welsh1967- I could not have put it better myself - Something people just do not think before they speak!
[quote][p][bold]welsh1967[/bold] wrote: this is why ppl who suffer mental health issue dont seek help do u really think this man did it for fun it was most probly the fact he couldnt cope anymore would u say the same thing if this man had cancer doubt it u be saying how brave he is watching someone who is fighting the feelings they have and punishing themselfs for feeling that way and worrying about the hurt it causes other is something i wouldnt wish on anyone walk a day in there shoes than make your comment[/p][/quote]Welsh1967- I could not have put it better myself - Something people just do not think before they speak! spice15
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8:48am Wed 5 Sep 12

spice15 says...

spice15 wrote:
welsh1967 wrote:
this is why ppl who suffer mental health issue dont seek help do u really think this man did it for fun it was most probly the fact he couldnt cope anymore would u say the same thing if this man had cancer doubt it u be saying how brave he is watching someone who is fighting the feelings they have and punishing themselfs for feeling that way and worrying about the hurt it causes other is something i wouldnt wish on anyone walk a day in there shoes than make your comment
Welsh1967- I could not have put it better myself - Something people just do not think before they speak!
*some
[quote][p][bold]spice15[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]welsh1967[/bold] wrote: this is why ppl who suffer mental health issue dont seek help do u really think this man did it for fun it was most probly the fact he couldnt cope anymore would u say the same thing if this man had cancer doubt it u be saying how brave he is watching someone who is fighting the feelings they have and punishing themselfs for feeling that way and worrying about the hurt it causes other is something i wouldnt wish on anyone walk a day in there shoes than make your comment[/p][/quote]Welsh1967- I could not have put it better myself - Something people just do not think before they speak![/p][/quote]*some spice15
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9:25am Wed 5 Sep 12

and2ys says...

and2ys wrote:
Robodad wrote:
Your cup of sympathy runneth over. Without having any facts you assume that it his his own fault that he is in this situation. Moron.
How else did he end up in the water? THERE is railings along that path so there is no need for him to end up in the water. I draw your attention the MHerbie's comment. If it is the same person, like I said, charge him.
Foillow up Call me a moron before you knew the facts. Whos the moron now? It is reported in the Argus that this person was swimming in the USK. Got into trouble. Rescue Services were called. They have better things to do than go and rescue idiots who go swimming the what is known as the second dangerous river in the world. Charge him the cost of the rescue which will be in the thousands. The cost incurred by the rescue service has been wasted. Charge him then maybe other people will relise that those who do stupid idiotic actions should suffer with being charged.
[quote][p][bold]and2ys[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Robodad[/bold] wrote: Your cup of sympathy runneth over. Without having any facts you assume that it his his own fault that he is in this situation. Moron.[/p][/quote]How else did he end up in the water? THERE is railings along that path so there is no need for him to end up in the water. I draw your attention the MHerbie's comment. If it is the same person, like I said, charge him.[/p][/quote]Foillow up Call me a moron before you knew the facts. Whos the moron now? It is reported in the Argus that this person was swimming in the USK. Got into trouble. Rescue Services were called. They have better things to do than go and rescue idiots who go swimming the what is known as the second dangerous river in the world. Charge him the cost of the rescue which will be in the thousands. The cost incurred by the rescue service has been wasted. Charge him then maybe other people will relise that those who do stupid idiotic actions should suffer with being charged. and2ys
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4:41pm Thu 6 Sep 12

high x boy says...

charge him twice
charge him twice high x boy
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