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Swimmer rescued after being stranded in the Thames for four hours

A swimmer was rescued after being stranded in the Thames for four hours. A crew from RNLI Gravesend spotted the man treading water near Southend yesterday morning. He had drifted directly into a shipping canal.

Credit: RNLI

The casualty had entered the water at Southend and ditched the majority of his clothes while swimming. He had been in the water for approx 4hrs and had ingested a large amount of water.

This information was relayed to the Coastguards and an ambulance was requested and arranged to meet at the slip at Holehaven. The casualty was extremely cold, but compliant and coherent.

– RNLI Gravesend
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