Updated: Sep 12
Eastern Daily Press reports: Fire crews stood down after man swimming in River Wensum in Norwich sparks alert.
A man swimming sparked drama in Norwich city centre when fire crews went to the scene believing he had got into difficulty.
A member of the public called Norfolk police because they were concerned at what they thought was a person in trouble in the River Wensum near the Ribs of Beef pub on Wensum Street. Police contacted Norfolk Fire and Rescue and the service sent a fire engine from Earlham and its rescue boat from Carrow. However, on arrival, at just after 7.45pm last night, it became clear there was no need for a river rescue.
A spokesman said: “On investigation it was found to be a swimmer who was happy to be in the water. We just offered some words of advice that a May night might not be the best time to go swimming.”