Thursday 26th February 2015 – 12.45pm – Chris Kowalik.
A man has been pulled from the River Wye in Hereford by an eagle-eyed passerby.
The passing pedestrian spotted someone floating under the city’s Victoria Bridge and ran down to get him out of the water.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called shortly after 7.15am today and sent a paramedic area support officer in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew.
“On arrival, there was a hypothermic young man who had been pulled from the water. He was taken to Hereford County Hospital.
“It appears his rescuer had to jump over a fence to get to the man, waded into the water and dragged him out. Had it not been for his actions, this could have ended very differently.”
Note to Editors: We do not have and are unable to obtain any contact details for the rescuer.