Fire crews called to river rescue on Peterborough’s Embankment

Fire crews were called to rescue four people from a boat that was ‘stranded’ on teh River Nene off Peterborough’s Embankment.

By Mark Edwards
Tuesday, 31st August 2021, 4:58 am
Firefighters carrying out a river rescue on Peterborough's Embankment. Pictures: Mark Mason

Crews used an inflatable boat to ferry the people from a boat that was stationery on the river on Sunday evening (August 29).

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said: “We were called just before 7pm on Sunday night to reports of people stranded on a boat near the Key Theatre.

“Crews from Dogsthorpe, Stanground, and the Peterborough Volunteers Fire Brigade attended the incident.

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Firefighters carrying out a river rescue on Peterborough's Embankment. Pictures: Mark Mason

“They rescued four people and made sure they were safe before returning to their stations by 8pm.”

Firefighters carrying out a river rescue on Peterborough's Embankment. Pictures: Mark Mason
Firefighters carrying out a river rescue on Peterborough's Embankment. Pictures: Mark Mason