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Disabled man is rescued from canal

Witnesses describe incident at waters near Camley Street

14 August, 2020 — By Calum Fraser

A MAN is in a life-threatening condition after he was rescued from the canal in King’s Cross yesterday (Thursday) morning.

An eyewitness reported seeing a man and a wheelchair being hauled from the waters near Camley Street, at around 6.45am.

A police spokesman said: “Officers and London Ambulance Service attended and a man was rescued from the Grand Union Canal.

“He was treated at the scene by paramedics before being taken to a central London hospital.

“His condition is being treated as life-threatening.”

A passer-by said: “While some of the officers were doing compressions on his chest the others were pulling a wheelchair from the canal.”

Police said they were not treating the incident as suspicious.


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