Woman taken to hospital after falling from a bridge

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A woman has been taken to hospital after falling from a bridge.

All three emergency services were called to Ordsall Road, in Retford, at around 7.40am on Thursday (October 26).

Officers from Nottinghamshire Police, paramedics from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and several crews from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) attended the scene.

A spokeswoman for NFRS said: "Firefighters, including those from Newark's specialist rescue unit, worked with other agencies including Nottinghamshire Police, EMAS and Network Rail at the scene to rescue the woman.

"A short extension ladder, bolt croppers and a basket stretcher were in use at the scene and the woman was left in the care of EMAS."

A spokeswoman for EMAS confirmed that paramedics took the woman to Sheffield Northern General Hospital.

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Her condition is not known.

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