Firecrews rescue pensioner from riverbank in Usk

STRANDED: The man was helped to safety from a muddy river bank in Usk

STRANDED: The man was helped to safety from a muddy river bank in Usk

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A PENSIONER has been rescued from the riverbank in Usk this afternoon.

Firecrews from New Inn and Malpas were called to the scene after reports that a man had slipped on the riverbank in Usk and was stuck in mud. The Malpas crew brought line rescue equipment to the scene.

Firefighters are currently lifting the man onto firmer ground.

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7:25pm Tue 7 Jan 14

jonesyofgwent says...

Just too put this report right on the actual facts of this story.
The firefighters never lifted this gentleman too firmer ground he was actually assisted back to his home by walking with the aid two Paramedics and one firefighter. I wish the ARGUS would report the facts on these incidents and give the front line staff of the Ambulance Service the recognition they deserve.
I know this is 100% accurate as i witnessed everything that happened.
Just too put this report right on the actual facts of this story. The firefighters never lifted this gentleman too firmer ground he was actually assisted back to his home by walking with the aid two Paramedics and one firefighter. I wish the ARGUS would report the facts on these incidents and give the front line staff of the Ambulance Service the recognition they deserve. I know this is 100% accurate as i witnessed everything that happened. jonesyofgwent
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