Mid Wales

Woman rescued from River Severn at Newtown

Severn river in Newtown Image copyright Penny Mayes/Geograph
Image caption The woman was pulled from fast-flowing water, firefighters said

A woman has been taken to hospital after she was rescued from the River Severn at Newtown in Powys early on Monday morning.

Mid and West Wales Fire Service were called to the scene at 01:30 GMT near the town's Milford Road.

A spokesman said the woman had been reported as being in fast-flowing water.

Around 16 firefighters from Newtown, Welshpool and Aberystwyth used wading gear and a boat to rescue the woman.

A spokeswoman for Dyfed-Powys Police said: "Police attended at the River Severn in Newtown in the early hours of this morning following a report that a female had entered the water near the Old Long Bridge.

"Mid and West Wales Fire Brigade were also in attendance. The female was pulled safely from the water and taken to hospital for treatment."

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