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Woodbridge: Woman rescued by Shingle Street coastguard after trying to reach trapped pet

PUBLISHED: 19:12 16 November 2012 | UPDATED: 23:58 16 November 2012

Coastguard rescues woman after she tried to save trapped dog

Coastguard rescues woman after she tried to save trapped dog

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A WOMAN was taken to hospital suffering from shock and hypothermia after she got into difficulties while trying to save her dog.

A coastguard crew and paramedics were sent to the lagoon at Shingle Street, near Woodbridge, following a call from a member of the public at about 3pm.

They found a distressed 50-year-old woman trying to free her pet from submerged barbed wire.

A team from Shingle Street brought the woman to shore where she was treated by paramedics before being taken to Ipswich Hospital.

The dog is not thought to be seriously injured.

A spokesman for the coastguard advised dog walkers to call for help rather than go into the water themselves.

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