Man plunges 20 foot into brook

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A man plunged 20 foot into a brook, with emergency services having to rescue him.

Two fire engines were despatched to aid the man, who fell from a fence into the water in May Avenue, Canvey.

Water rescue crews from Leigh and a rope rescue unit from the Urban Search and Rescue Team were also mobilised.

Emergency services were called at 2.30pm today and the incident was dealt with 15 minutes later.

The man was left in the care of the ambulance service.

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4:27pm Sun 19 Jan 14

lucy10 says...

did he get wet
did he get wet lucy10
  • Score: -1

5:02pm Sun 19 Jan 14

Alec Cikes says...

Could the Echo perhaps enlighten us as to what this fellow was doing on top of the fence before he fell 20 feet into a brook? (as you do). Maybe he got more than he bargained for.
Could the Echo perhaps enlighten us as to what this fellow was doing on top of the fence before he fell 20 feet into a brook? (as you do). Maybe he got more than he bargained for. Alec Cikes
  • Score: 10

6:27pm Sun 19 Jan 14

You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat says...

Alec Cikes wrote:
Could the Echo perhaps enlighten us as to what this fellow was doing on top of the fence before he fell 20 feet into a brook? (as you do). Maybe he got more than he bargained for.
The Echo hardly ever get a story right, this included, try an errant child sitting on top of the fence at the end of their garden, which backs onto the drainage dyke, not brook as mentioned, and slips, firstly landing on the grassy bank, and then ending up in the dyke, wetted and shocked, ambulance first responder and fire brigade all attend, the rest as they say is history.
[quote][p][bold]Alec Cikes[/bold] wrote: Could the Echo perhaps enlighten us as to what this fellow was doing on top of the fence before he fell 20 feet into a brook? (as you do). Maybe he got more than he bargained for.[/p][/quote]The Echo hardly ever get a story right, this included, try an errant child sitting on top of the fence at the end of their garden, which backs onto the drainage dyke, not brook as mentioned, and slips, firstly landing on the grassy bank, and then ending up in the dyke, wetted and shocked, ambulance first responder and fire brigade all attend, the rest as they say is history. You'dfeelbetterforknowingthat
  • Score: 4

7:44pm Sun 19 Jan 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

"Plunges 20 foot"...."plunges", conjures up someone plunging from the 20th storey, not a few feet down a grassy bank into a bit of water.
"Plunges 20 foot"...."plunges", conjures up someone plunging from the 20th storey, not a few feet down a grassy bank into a bit of water. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: -5

1:48am Mon 20 Jan 14

kensbowling says...

You'dfeelbetterforkn
owingthat
wrote:
Alec Cikes wrote: Could the Echo perhaps enlighten us as to what this fellow was doing on top of the fence before he fell 20 feet into a brook? (as you do). Maybe he got more than he bargained for.
The Echo hardly ever get a story right, this included, try an errant child sitting on top of the fence at the end of their garden, which backs onto the drainage dyke, not brook as mentioned, and slips, firstly landing on the grassy bank, and then ending up in the dyke, wetted and shocked, ambulance first responder and fire brigade all attend, the rest as they say is history.
the echo got their information from the press release issued by the ECFRS about the incident so are not really to blame.
[quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alec Cikes[/bold] wrote: Could the Echo perhaps enlighten us as to what this fellow was doing on top of the fence before he fell 20 feet into a brook? (as you do). Maybe he got more than he bargained for.[/p][/quote]The Echo hardly ever get a story right, this included, try an errant child sitting on top of the fence at the end of their garden, which backs onto the drainage dyke, not brook as mentioned, and slips, firstly landing on the grassy bank, and then ending up in the dyke, wetted and shocked, ambulance first responder and fire brigade all attend, the rest as they say is history.[/p][/quote]the echo got their information from the press release issued by the ECFRS about the incident so are not really to blame. kensbowling
  • Score: -1

7:29am Mon 20 Jan 14

Gizzybex says...

When in actual fact a concerned grandparent was repairing a fence pannel in his garden so his grandchildren couldn't go near the brook/dike both the same in my eyes when as a part of fence pannel lunged towards him he went to stop it from injuring himself and lost his footing and I'm his son in law so that my fellow readers is indeed fact
When in actual fact a concerned grandparent was repairing a fence pannel in his garden so his grandchildren couldn't go near the brook/dike both the same in my eyes when as a part of fence pannel lunged towards him he went to stop it from injuring himself and lost his footing and I'm his son in law so that my fellow readers is indeed fact Gizzybex
  • Score: 11

9:05am Mon 20 Jan 14

Laughlust says...

kensbowling wrote:
You'dfeelbetterforkn

owingthat
wrote:
Alec Cikes wrote: Could the Echo perhaps enlighten us as to what this fellow was doing on top of the fence before he fell 20 feet into a brook? (as you do). Maybe he got more than he bargained for.
The Echo hardly ever get a story right, this included, try an errant child sitting on top of the fence at the end of their garden, which backs onto the drainage dyke, not brook as mentioned, and slips, firstly landing on the grassy bank, and then ending up in the dyke, wetted and shocked, ambulance first responder and fire brigade all attend, the rest as they say is history.
the echo got their information from the press release issued by the ECFRS about the incident so are not really to blame.
They, along with many another poster on this site, NEVER ARE.
[quote][p][bold]kensbowling[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]You'dfeelbetterforkn owingthat[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Alec Cikes[/bold] wrote: Could the Echo perhaps enlighten us as to what this fellow was doing on top of the fence before he fell 20 feet into a brook? (as you do). Maybe he got more than he bargained for.[/p][/quote]The Echo hardly ever get a story right, this included, try an errant child sitting on top of the fence at the end of their garden, which backs onto the drainage dyke, not brook as mentioned, and slips, firstly landing on the grassy bank, and then ending up in the dyke, wetted and shocked, ambulance first responder and fire brigade all attend, the rest as they say is history.[/p][/quote]the echo got their information from the press release issued by the ECFRS about the incident so are not really to blame.[/p][/quote]They, along with many another poster on this site, NEVER ARE. Laughlust
  • Score: 0

11:06am Mon 20 Jan 14

Laughlust says...

Alec Cikes wrote:
Could the Echo perhaps enlighten us as to what this fellow was doing on top of the fence before he fell 20 feet into a brook? (as you do). Maybe he got more than he bargained for.
Probably spying on the woman who lives behind.
[quote][p][bold]Alec Cikes[/bold] wrote: Could the Echo perhaps enlighten us as to what this fellow was doing on top of the fence before he fell 20 feet into a brook? (as you do). Maybe he got more than he bargained for.[/p][/quote]Probably spying on the woman who lives behind. Laughlust
  • Score: -10

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