Woman rescued from lake near Ringstead

Kinewell Lake
Kinewell Lake
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Firefighters used a hose reel to rescue a woman who was stuck in Kinewell Lake, near Ringstead, last night (Wednesday, August 6).

Crews from Raunds and Thrapston and specialist water rescue crews from Mereway in Northampton and Wellingborough were called to the scene at about 9.37pm.

When they arrived, they found the woman in the lake about 20 metres from the lakeside.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue said: “Firefighters used a hose inflation kit to float hose out to the casualty who was able take hold of the hose and was then pulled in and assisted from the lake by firefighters.

“Water rescue crews were on standby go into the water had they been needed.

“The casualty was out of the water by 10pm and was left in the care of the Ambulance Service. Northamptonshire Police were also in attendance.”