South East Wales

Person rescued from River Usk at Llanfoist, Abergavenny

Llanfoist Bridge over the River Usk in Abergavenny Image copyright Jaggery/Geograph

A person has been rescued from the swollen River Usk in Monmouthshire suffering with shock and hypothermia.

Fire crews from Abergavenny, Blaenavon, Ebbw Vale and Malpas were called to the water at Llanfoist Bridge, Abergavenny, at about 03:30 GMT on Saturday.

The casualty was found clinging to a tree about 1,640ft (500m) downstream from the bridge in "extremely dangerous" water conditions.

They were pulled from the river before being checked by ambulance crews.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service warned people to be aware of the dangers of rivers, especially after heavy rainfall.

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