CREWS from Ross-on-Wye Fire Station, including a water first responder team, rushed to Hereford shortly after 2.30am after reports that a woman was in the River Wye.

They joined other fire and rescue crews, police officers, and paramedics at the scene early on Thursday, November 29.

A fire service spokesperson said: “Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews from Hereford and Ross, a boat crew from Hereford, the water first responder team from Ross, the service drone from Ledbury and a boat from Mid Wales Fire and Rescue Service’s Hay-on-Wye fire station were called to a rescue from water at the Victoria Bridge in Hereford at 2.39am.

“A female in her 30s was rescued from the water by fire service personnel using a sled and throw lines. The casualty was attended to by fire service and ambulance personnel. The incident closed at 3.55pm.”