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Water Rescue - River Derwent, close to River Gardens, Derby

At 14.42 hours today (Monday 29 January), firefighters were called to the River Derwent, near to Derby River Gardens off Meadow Road, following reports of a person in the water.

Crews from Ascot Drive and Kingsway, supported by the Water Rescue Unit, attended the incident alongside Derbyshire Constabulary and East Midlands Ambulance Service.

A woman was helped out of the water by a member of the public prior to the arrival of emergency services.

She has been taken to hospital in a serious condition.

Police remain at the scene while enquiries continue to establish the circumstances around the incident.

Anyone who was in the area around the time of the incident and may have any information which could help with their enquiries should contact police on the details below, with reference 696 of 29 January:

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity CrimeStoppers, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting the CrimeStoppers website