FIREFIGHTERS rescued a person who had fallen in the River Weaver.

Emergency services were called to Northwich this evening (June 1) following reports that someone had fallen in the Weaver.

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service crew arrived at Sandbach Drive at around 5.38pm.

Paramedics and the air ambulance were also called to the scene, with the patient taken to hospital.

A CFRS spokesperson said: "Firefighters rescued a casualty from the River Weaver at Kingsmead.

"The crew assisted paramedics with medical care before the casualty was taken to hospital.

"The air ambulance was also in attendance."