A 30-year-old woman dies after being trapped under a boat after two ships collided off Great Yarmouth
- The woman died after being trapped under a boat that crashed in Norfolk
- It is understood that the woman fell into the River Bure at Great Yarmouth
- Despite the efforts of the emergency services, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene
A woman has died after being trapped under a boat that crashed in Great Yarmouth today.
Paramedics, RNLI lifeboats, HM Coastguard patrolmen and Norfolk Police rushed on site at 1:35 p.m. after reports of a collision with two ships in the River Bure on North Quay, Norfolk.
Despite the efforts of emergency services, the woman, who is over 30 and is from London, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman is believed to have been pushed into the river after the boat crashed into a wall near Great Yarmouth Yacht Station.
The woman, who is over 30 and is from London, died after being trapped under a boat and crashing into a wall along the River Bure in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk today
Police were seen patrolling the area today and a cordon was left in place at the scene.
Investigations are currently being carried out to determine the circumstances that led to the incident and how the woman fell into the water.
A statement from Norfolk Police Department said: “On Wednesday August 19, just before 1:35 pm, officers were called to report that a woman was trapped under a boat on the River Bure at North Quay.
Officers visited the scene along with the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service, Coast Guard, and East of England Ambulance Service. Unfortunately, the 30-year-old woman from the London area was pronounced dead at the scene.
A cordon has been placed around the boat and an investigation is underway to determine the circumstances that led to the incident and how the woman got into the water.
"Lawn Avenue, which closed earlier today when emergency services were on site, has now reopened."
Emergency services arrive after a woman falls into the river after the boat crashed into a wall near Great Yarmouth Yacht Station
Rescue workers and rescue services rushed to the River Bure after reports of a collision
The BBC tweeted earlier today: "Emergency services are at Great Yarmouth Yacht Station dealing with what has been described as a 'very serious incident'."
& # 39; Humber Coast Guard has confirmed that 2 ships were in collision. Lawn Avenue is now closed from Fullers Hill to the bus depot. «
The Broads National Park in Norfolk also confirmed that the river was closed between Breydon Water and Stracey Arms.
A message on Twitter read: "Due to an ongoing incident on the River Bure in Great Yarmouth, the river between Breydon Water and Stracey Arms is closed until further notice."