09:44AM, Friday 01 April 2016
A 60-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault by beating in connection with an incident that led to a paramedic diving into the River Thames to save a woman in Windsor.
Emergency services rushed to the riverfront in Windsor just after 9.30am on Wednesday after receiving calls that a man and woman had fallen into the water near the Windsor and Eton Bridge.
Fire crews, Thames Valley Police and the South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) all attended the incident.
It is believed the pair fell into the river from a boat and then became trapped between the vessel and the river wall.
While the man managed to get out, a paramedic from the SCAS had to jump in to rescue the struggling woman.
A spokesman for the SCAS said: “We received a call at around 9.37am to respond to reports of two people in the water near Thames Street in Windsor.
“One of our paramedics did enter the water to recover the female. He managed to grab her and pull her out of the water.”
Both people were treated for their injuries inflicted by the cold water and were taken to Wexham Park Hospital.
TVP is still investigating the incident but the arrested man has been bailed until Monday, May 4. An onlooker from the nearby boathouse19 holiday cottages, who did not wish to be named, said: “I heard all the sirens going off and looked outside and could see the police and fire engines.
“The only thing I could see was one of the police officers grabbing a life ring from outside The Boatman pub.
“It’s extremely cold that river and it’s probably no more than eight or nine degrees.”
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