Woman rescued from Derwent

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Rescuers managed to pull a woman who had fallen into a Belper river to safety after she spent 45 minutes in the water.

Emergency services were called to a field behind Morrisons in Chapel Street, Belper at around 12.44am on Friday, August 22.

They arrived to find the female in difficulties in the River Derwent and firefighters used ropes and and a ladder to allow them to throw her a line.

After being pulled to safety she was taken to hospital via ambulance by waiting paramedics.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service said: “We attended a water rescue incident at the rear of Morrisons in a field at Chapel Street, Belper.

“This was near to the skate park.

“Belper (fire crew) attended this incident with also water rescue from Kingsway and Matlock.

“Police officers also attended this incident.

“There was one female who had fallen into a river, there was also two males - they were not in the river.

“One female was secured with a throw line at 1.18am - being made secure.

“At 1.29am the female casualty was rescued from the river by fire personnel with the use of a short extension ladder and throw lines.”

The woman was taken to hospital via ambulance and by 2.05am firefighters had left the scene.

They also extinguished a campfire which had been lit in the area close to where the woman fell into the river at around 1.34am.

It is not yet known how the woman came to fall into the river.