Portsmouth crews called to rescue woman from river

A RESCUE team from Cosham Fire Station was scrambled to save a woman who waded into a river to save her dog.

Monday, 8th February 2016, 2:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2016, 6:21 am

The woman was spotted heading into Monks Brook, Eastleigh, at 9.20am today, by a passing firefighter on route to another call-out.

Concerned about her safety, he called for water rescue teams to be mobilised.

A crew from Cosham was deployed and searched the area. However, they were unable to find the woman.

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Firefighter Martin Earl said it was likely she had left safely but they had to be sure no-one was in danger.

‘All we can guess is that she went in, picked out dog out and left,’ he added.

Teams left just before 11am.