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Friday, 22 May 2015

Shipyard staff pull man from Barrow dock in early morning rescue

SHIPYARD staff rescued a man after he jumped into a dock in Barrow.

Michaelson Road Bridge, Barrow. REF: 50038516B000

Police were called at  around 3.37am after a member of the public said a man was threatening to jump from Michaelson Road Bridge, in Barrow.

Coastguard were called after the man jumped into Devonshire Dock.

BAE Systems staff rescued the man from water using a boat and he was taken to Furness General Hospital.

Fire and ambulance crews also attended the incident.

The man was retrieved from water by firefighters and BAE Systems staff at the wet dock quay in the shipyard.

A spokesman for the coastguard said the man was 'alive and kicking' when he was taken to hospital.

A BAE Systems spokeswoman said: "At 3.30am this morning, Cumbria police notified BAE Systems that they had received reports of a man entering the water at Devonshire Dock from Michaelson Road Bridge.

"A combined BAE Systems and Securitas team deployed a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) and the boat team quickly located a man in the water. He was pulled from the water to safety and transferred to a waiting ambulance."

Police said the man was uninjured but hospital staff were concerned he may have hypothermia.

The man remains in Furness General Hospital for monitoring.

Have your say

Actually the first man on the scene wishing to remain enominous, he was the one who called the police and was aided by an acacia taxi driver in an attempt to stop the man falling from the bridge. He doesn't want plaudits for trying to save someones life, surely this should be about the poor man who ended in the dock.


Posted by o on 22 January 2014 at 13:53

A great big thank you should go to All of those Involved in saving this chap, I do hope this Man who was obviously under such stress receives some help & support? This is not the first of these Incidents to have happened lately especially here in Furness? I just hope that the Politicians are taking notice? Especially those that like to talk about there own traumas so publicly, Mental Health needs your help now, Its to late when its to late!

Posted by Stephen Turner on 19 January 2014 at 01:12

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