Woman rescued from River Teifi at Llechryd, near Cardigan

A woman has been rescued after falling into the fast-flowing River Teifi near Cardigan while walking her dog.

It is understood the dog's bark alerted people who called emergency services to the scene in Ceredigion at 07:50 BST.

Firefighters with specialist rescue equipment, along with a RAF rescue helicopter, joined in the search near the Hammet House hotel at Llechryd.

The woman has been taken to hospital. She is not thought to be seriously injured.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said a crew from Cardigan went to the scene, and swift water rescue teams from Aberystwyth and Carmarthen were also involved in the rescue, working alongside Dyfed-Powys Police.

The fire service said people should always be cautious near water, especially during bad weather when river levels were high and the water was fast-flowing.

Earlier reports suggested a man had fallen into the river.

Later on Wednesday, a man was rescued from the River Usk in Newport by firefighters.

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