Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews rescued a man from the River Wye in Hereford on Monday evening.

Members of the public reported seeing a significant emergency service presence near the River Wye, with rescue teams seen on the river bank near the Victoria Bridge.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service told Your Herefordshire:

“We were called to reports of a patient in the water, near to Victoria Bridge, at 6.05pm.

“One ambulance, a paramedic officer and a Mercia Accident Rescue Service BASICS doctor attended the scene.

“On arrival we discovered one patient, a man, who had been rescued from the water by colleagues from the fire service.

‚ÄúHe was then assessed by ambulance staff for injuries not believed to be serious and taken to Hereford County Hospital.‚ÄĚ

A spokesperson for Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service told Your Herefordshire:

‚ÄúThree Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews – two from Hereford and one from Leominster Fire Stations – plus the boat crew from Hereford, the water first responders from Leominster and the Service drone from Ledbury, supported by a Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service boat crew from Hay-on-Wye were called at 17:57 on 13 November to a rescue from water at the Victoria Bridge in Hereford. 

“A man in his 40s was rescued from the bank side by fire service personnel and handed over to the care of the ambulance service.

‚ÄúPolice also attended. 

‚ÄúThe incident was marked as pending closure¬†at 19:10.‚ÄĚ