Man survives fall from Humber Bridge as witnesses manage to rescue him
A man survived a fall from the Humber Bridge after being rescued by witnesses.
It is assumed that the man fell into the Humber near the bank at Hessle on Wednesday evening around 6:20 p.m.
He has been described as “very happy” by rescuers. Few people have ever survived a fall from the bridge, which is nearly 30 meters above the water.
Witnesses saw the man step into the water and it is believed that he was recovered from a small boat that was near the crime scene.
Humberside Police, Yorkshire Ambulance Service, HM Coastguard Cleethorpes and Humber Rescue participated in the incident.
Dave Roberts, chairman of the Humber Rescue volunteer service stationed in the Hessle foreshore, said they attended but were not needed.
He said a man was taken to an ambulance on a stretcher.
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Mr. Roberts confirmed that the man “was alive when he got into the ambulance”.
“We were paged, but the ambulance had already brought the man on a stretcher,” he explained.
“I think it was a small boat under the Humber Bridge when the person fell off the bridge.
“They managed to get him on their boat and bring him ashore. The man was very lucky.”
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Mr Roberts added, “We received a call but the traffic down there was so horrible we never interfered.
“Ambulance, paramedics, and Humber Bridge folks were there. The incident was long over when we got there. “
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency said: “Yesterday at 6:23 p.m. (9.”
A spokeswoman for the Humberside Police Department also confirmed her presence: “Yesterday evening (Wednesday, June 9th) around 6:20 pm, officers were called to an incident on the Humber Bridge.”
A Yorkshire Ambulance Service spokeswoman confirmed that “a patient has been hospitalized”.
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Safety on the Humber Bridge has become a major concern in recent months following a spate of deaths.
After several fatal falls, the walkways on the bridge were closed. They reopened two months ago with added security measures like regular patrols and nightly closings.
A wellness hub was also opened to help staff handling incidents and the public.