17th September 2021

Woman rescued from river in Ruishton

Two fire engines from Taunton and a specialist rescue team from Barnstaple were sent to a report of a woman waist deep in water in Church Lane in Ruishton at 21:10 this evening (Saturday).

On arrival, crews confirmed that there was one person in the water and they rescued her using throw lines, a ladder and water rescue equipment.

Taunton Fire Station said:

“On Call Firefighters and White Watch from Taunton rescued a 67 year old female who fell into the river.”

The casualty was left in the hands of the paramedics and had minor injuries.