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Woman rescued from canal in Ellesmere

A woman was rescued from the canal in Ellesmere in the early hours of today.

Emergency services attended the incident off Wharf Road at around 4.30am.

Five fire appliances including the Water Rescue Unit were mobilised from Ellesmere, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Tweedale with an operations officer.

West Midlands Ambulance Service and West Mercia Police officers also attended.

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The woman was rescued from the water by fire crews and left in the care of the ambulance service.

A West Midland Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 4.34am to an incident in the water off Wharf Road in Ellesmere.

“Upon arrival, we found a woman with serious injuries that were not life-threatening. She received treatment from ambulance staff at the scene before being conveyed to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further assessment.

“An ambulance, a paramedic officer and the Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) attended the scene.”

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