South East Wales

Newport city centre man rescued from River Usk

George Street Bridge, Newport
Image caption The man was seen near the George Street bridge in Newport city centre

A rescue operation in Newport city centre has ended with a man being pulled alive from the River Usk.

The unnamed man was spotted by a member of the public near the George Street bridge at 15:41 BST on Tuesday.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent about 20 officers to the scene, including specialist rescue teams.

The man hauled himself up the river bank with the aid of a line paid out by fire officers, said the service. He was then checked over by paramedics.

The incident was declared over at 17:00 BST, said the service.

A fire service boat was launched on the river and fire officers were positioned on the river bank.

Low tide on the Usk in Newport was at 16:00 BST.

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