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Woman rescued from river in Derby city centre

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A woman was rescued from the River Derwent in Derby city centre this evening. A large police presence could be seen in the River Gardens area by the Derby City Council House earlier tonight, Tuesday, September 13.

Part of the River Gardens appeared to be cordoned off at around 7.30pm, when a passer-by spotted a water rescue team, firefighters, and around four or five police cars at the scene. An officer has now confirmed a woman was rescued from the water and is now safe and well.

Speaking just before 9pm tonight, a spokesman for Derbyshire police said: “An adult female was found to have entered the water. Officers, in partnership with the ambulance service and the fire service, provided a response which means she’s now safe and well and getting the treatment she requires. It happened in the last hour-and-a-half and was quite quickly resolved with minimal disruption to anything nearby.”

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