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Stranded pair rescued from under Southwark Bridge

18/12/2015 02:18

Firefighters were called  to rescue two men who had become trapped under an arch of Southwark Bridge during the early hours of this morning (Friday).

Watch Manager Steve Howlett from Dowgate Fire Station who was at the scene said: “We used our line rescue equipment to lower firefighters down onto the steel works under the bridge. Once there they put the two casualties into a harness before lowering them down onto our fireboat which we used to provide a platform. The pair were then taken ashore. Thankfully neither of them were injured."

The Brigade was called at 0218 and the incident was over by 0340. One fire engine and two fire rescue units from Dowgate, Islington and Chelsea fire stations attended along with around 20 firefighters. The fire boat from Lambeth River Station was also on the scene.