Man Rescued from Thames at Putney Bridge

Pulled from water by lifeboat and taken to hospital

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A man has been rescued from the Thames at Putney Bridge in the early hours of Wednesday morning and taken to hospital.

The rescue was a joint operation carried out by Chiswick RNLI, a Metropolitan Police helicopter and London Ambulance Service.

The incident happened shortly before 2am, with Metropolitan Police Helicopters reporting on their twitter account @MPSinthesky: " 1.50hours - on way to Fulham to search for male fallen from a bridge into the Thames."

Then shortly after came a follow-up tweet: " Male located and rescued from the water by the lifeboats!"

At 8am, Hammersmith and Fulham Police said on their twitter account @MPSHammFul: " Man pulled out of Thames this morning following joint work near Putney Bridge and taken to hospital."

A spokesman for Chiswick RNLI has also confirmed that the man was succesfully rescued. We will bring you more details as they become available.

November 14, 2012