Water Incident – Disused Quarry, Bishops Itchington

At 18:21 this evening Thursday 26th July Warwickshire Fire & Rescue Service were called by West Midlands Ambulance Service following concerns for the welfare of a 17 year old male at a disused quarry between Bishops Itchington and Deppers Bridge.

Crews trained in Water Rescue were immediately dispatched from Gaydon, Fenny Compton, Southam and Leamington Spa, along with specialist boat crews from Rugby.

The first crew from Gaydon Fire Station were in attendance in 8 minutes and a rescue sled was launched soon afterwards. Two more sleds were launched as they arrived at the scene. Long reach rescue poles are in use to assist in the search.