Passers-by rescue man from River Severn in Shrewsbury

By Aimee Jones | Shrewsbury | News | Published:

A man was rescued from the River Severn in Shrewsbury by passers-by .

The River Severn near Castle Street. Photo: Google StreetView.

Emergency services were called to the water at Victoria Street, Castlefields, Shrewsbury shortly after 11pm on Saturday.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service said the man was rescued by members of the public.

West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman Claire Brown said: "We were called to the river bank on Victoria Street, Shrewsbury, at around 11.15pm on Saturday night after reports of a person who had fallen into the river.

"An ambulance attended and found a man in his 50s who was out of the river after reportedly been pulled out by a member of the public.

"The man was treated on scene before being taken to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for further care."

Last week police were called to three reports of people threatening to jump into the river to take their lives.

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Shropshire Mind - 01743 368647

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Aimee Jones

By Aimee Jones

Senior reporter based at the Shropshire Star's Shrewsbury office, covering Shrewsbury, North Shropshire and South Shropshire.

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