Man critical in hospital after River Severn rescue

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Members of the public initially tried to help the man when he got into difficulty in the water near to the English Bridge in Shrewsbury

A man is critically ill after being rescued from the River Severn.

West Mercia Police said officers were called to the English Bridge at about 13:15 BST on Tuesday following reports a man had entered the water before getting into difficulty.

Members of the public had initially tried to help the 64-year-old, the force said, before emergency services were able to get him out of the water.

He was taken to hospital where he remains, police added.

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