Chirk river rescue man flown to hospital

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A man has been flown to hospital in a serious condition after being rescued from a river near Wrexham.

Emergency services were called to the scene east of Chirk at 18:55 BST on Tuesday.

Police said the man is believed to have fallen into the water at the junction between the rivers Dee and Ceiriog at Pont Llygoden.

The Welsh Ambulance Service said the casualty, aged in his 20s, was flown to the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

North Wales and West Mercia Police forces attended and a North Wales Police helicopter was also sent.

The man was recovered from the river at around 19:51 BST.

North Wales Police said officers are speaking to witnesses and an investigation has been launched.

Warnings about the dangers of swimming in open water, particularly during the current hot spell, have also been reiterated.

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