AN INJURED man was pulled from the River Dee in Chester in a dramatic rescue in the early hours.
Emergency services raced to the banks of the river close to the A55 in Eccleston following reports two people in the water.
Police were first on the scene at about 1am on Saturday and requested help from Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service in searching the river.
Four fire engines and the specialist water incident and rapid response units attended with firefighters setting up lighting and launching a boat while police officers searched the water.
Cheshire Police confirmed an injured man was pulled from the river but there was no sign of the second man in the water.
An extensive search of the banks of the river was carried out with police confirming the area was clear and there was no-one else in the river.
A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “There was a report of a person in water in Eccleston, so Cheshire Police requested our help in searching for a casualty.
“On arrival, fire crews launched the boat and set up lighting. Firefighters did a check for the person and did a sweep of the bank.
“Two fire engines with the water incident unit from Chester, one fire engine from Ellesmere Port and the rapid response unit with supporting fire engine from Knutsford attended.”