A MAN was dramatically rescued from the River Dee in Chester after he fell out of a leisure boat and seriously injured his leg.
At just after 12.30pm on Sunday (July 29) emergency services were called to the banks of the River Dee after reports that a man had fallen into the water.
Crowds enjoying the sunshine down on The Groves watched as firefighters from Chester fire station crossed the river to rescue the man who had pulled himself on to the far bank.
Firefighters and paramedics treated the man, who is thought to have been enjoying a day out on the river with his friends before he fell into the water and seriously cut his lower leg, as they transported him across the river in the fire service's rescue boat.
The man, who is thought to be 54-years-old, was then taken to Aintree Hospital by helicopter to receive treatment for severe cuts and lacerations to his leg.
Watch Manager firefighter Richard Gerrard said the man had been seriously injured during the incident but that no one else was hurt.