North East Wales

Police pull man out of River Dee in Llangollen

North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses after emergency services pulled a man from the River Dee at Llangollen, Denbighshire.

Police said they were called to a bridge over the river at about 2000 BST on Tuesday, where the man was described as in a "distressed situation".

Trained negotiators talked to him for nearly 90 minutes before he fell about 20ft (six metres) into the water.

The man is in hospital in a stable condition with serious injuries.

North Wales Police had cordoned off the area after being called at 1951 BST.

Castle Street had been closed, and it re-opened about an hour later.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police and fire service joint control room on 101, quoting incident reference number L157814.

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