Time Incident Posted: 09:30

Incident Date: 11/07/2022

Incident Location: Incident Location: John Merricks Lake, Watermead Country Park, Wanlip Road, Syston

Incident Number: 59934

Incident Type: Water Rescue Lakes/Ponds

Initial Emergency Call Received: 09:07

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 x appliance from Birstall station, 1 x appliance from Eastern station, 2 x appliances from Southern Station Specialist Water Rescue Team

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Call received from Leics Police reporting a man on a mobility scooter having fallen down 6 foot embankment into lake. Other member of public holding the man in the water.

Updated Incident Information: Fire Service committed crews to the water to rapidly extricate the casualty, lifting him using harness - person was rescued.
First aid primary survey given to the casualty prior to EMAS arrival.
EMAS now on scene and casualty being handed over.

Public Statement Issued:


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