Water rescue team assist fisherman in Edzell

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Helicopter winched fisherman to safety

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service were called to assist a fisherman who became stuck in the river at Glen Esk, Edzell yesterday afternoon (7 October).

The incident was reported to Operations Control Dundee just before 1pm. Appliances from Brechin, Laurencekirk, and Kingsway along with the water rescue team from Perth were mobilised to the scene.

The fisherman took refuge up a tree after water levels had risen due to the weather conditions.  He was winched to safety by helicopter. He was unharmed after his experience.

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