Drain rescue false alarm in Whaplode St Catherine

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Firefighters responding to calls that someone was trapped in a roadside drain just after 9am this morning found it was actually a resident who had fallen in their garden.

Crews from Spalding and Holbeach attended Cranesgate North in Whaplode St Catherine after reports someone had been trapped, but after using thermal imaging on the drain and bankside a water rescue crew found no-one.

Police carried out inquiries and found it was actually a resident who had fallen in their garden and cried out for help. Thankfully they were okay.