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Two rescued from freezing water in the River Trent – one man stable in hospital

Police acted quickly to rescue two men from freezing cold water – including one man who had fallen unconscious.

One of the men is believed to have slipped on an icy pontoon before falling into the water at Fardon Marina, in North End, Farndon, at around 1am today (Saturday 11 December).

The second man is then thought to have got into difficulty after trying to help him.

A nearby resident heard cries for help and called 999 before police were quickly on the scene and found the men.

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Officers managed to pull one of the men out and got hold of the other man, but initially struggled to get him out of the water as he was unconscious.

The determined officers eventually helped him out of the freezing water but he remained unresponsive and is believed to have been suffering from hypothermia.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance and remains in a stable condition.

Chief Inspector Chris Sullivan, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thankfully the swift response by these police officers and brave actions to pull them free may have saved both of their lives.

“Police officers always put the safety of the public first and are always there when people are in their hour of need.

“With support from our ambulance service colleagues these two men were given the help they needed and I hope they both make a full recovery from this traumatic incident.”

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