RNLI Rescues Woman After Fall At Chiswick Pier

Injured after she fell twenty feet onto the foreshore

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A woman was seriously injured when she fell twenty feet onto the foreshore at Chiswick Pier (July 2).

The Chiswick Lifeboat was called after reports of a woman in distress near Corney Reach shortly after 3 pm. She was running towards the water and then fell plungeJuly 5, 2014/font>

The lifeboat crew, which is based nearby, managed to rescue her and put her into a stretcher. They then moved the woman, believed to be aged in her thirties, on the lifeboat and took her to the pier where London Ambulance paramedics took over her treatment.

LAS dispatched a large team including the heart team in view of the distance the woman had fallen.

She was taken to St Mary's hospital in a serious condition.

A Chiswick RNLI spokesman said: "A woman came off the river wall and fell 20ft into the water. It happened by the Chiswick Pier and she was handed over to the London Ambulance Service. She was very distressed."

July 4, 2014