North East Wales

Musician falls in Llangollen Canal trying to rescue saxophone

Llangollen Canal at Trevor Basin
Image caption Llangollen Canal became a world heritage site in 2009

A musician suffered hypothermia and had to be rescued from a canal after he fell in while trying to retrieve his saxophone in Denbighshire.

Rescuers say the man, in his 50s, was lucky to be alive as he was thought to have been in the water at Llangollen for some time.

The alarm was raised on Sunday by an early morning dog walker who called the emergency services to Llangollen Canal.

His saxophone was handed in to police after being found floating in its case.

The man was taken to Wrexham Maelor Hospital for treatment. No further details are known.