Published: December 22, 2010
Burnham-On-Sea fire crews rescue man stranded in icy lake

Fire crews in Burnham-On-Sea used ropes and ladders to rescue a man who became trapped in a lake in Highbridge on Wednesday (December 22nd).

Two fire engines and an ambulance rushed to Apex Park at 3pm after a man got into difficulty in one of the lakes.

"Crews used a throw line and triple ladder to rescue the male, who had fallen down a bank and had his feet in the lake," fire spokesman Paul Slavin told "He had entered the water to try and retrieve his dog."

The middle-aged man was checked over by paramedics before being sent home. His dog was unharmed.

Our photos show fire crews and paramedics at the scene of Wednesday's incident at Apex Park

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