A man has been taken to hospital after being rescued from a deep water lock on the Shropshire Union canal in Boughton .
The incident happened about 3.20pm today (Tuesday, November 1) after it is believed he fell into the freezing waters opposite the Richmond Court homeless hostel in Spital Walk.
A female police officer at the scene said the man, who was not from this area, was rescued by two residents of Richmond Court, two passersby and a paramedic who all jumped in the water.
It is unclear whether the second person was one of the rescuers.
A rapid response vehicle was also dispatched.
The police officer at the scene said the rescuers from Richmond Court had gone inside to get changed out of their wet clothes.
Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service sent three fire engines, the aerial platform and the rescue boat but the man was out of the water by the time crews arrived.
Cheshire Police spokeswoman Emma James said: "Police were called shortly before 15.30 on Tuesday, November 1, to concerns for the safety of a man who had entered the water near to Richmond Terrace in Chester. Officers attended along with other emergency services and the man was taken to hospital."