Cornwall

Woman in hospital after River Fowey plunge in Cornwall

A woman has been taken to hospital after plunging into a river in Cornwall following an argument, coastguards say.

Three people dived into the River Fowey at Whitehouse Quay in a bid to rescue her. All four had to be recovered from the water by lifeboat.

Brixham Coastguard said it was alerted to the incident at about 0240 BST.

Fowey inshore lifeboat arrived and the woman was recovered from the water unconscious. She recovered consciousness later.

After being assessed by paramedics, the woman regained consciousness and was taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro by ambulance.

The other three were not taken to hospital, coastguards said.

Mark Satchell, from Brixham Coastguard, said: "It would appear that the woman had entered the water after some disagreement between individuals.

"Don't drink and drown. Not only does alcohol impair judgment but it will also affect your ability to deal with an emergency situation."

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