Two people were rescued from a boat which capsized in the River Weaver in Northwich this morning (November 25).

The North West Ambulance Service , Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service , a rescue boat, Cheshire Police and a police helicopter were called to the Weaver Shipyard on Saxons Lane at about 7.20am following reports of a submerged boat.

Firefighters rescued two people who were still on the boat after it had capsized, but neither required hospital treatment following their ordeal.

More than 30 boats moored at the Weaver Shipyard were searched to check for people on board following the incident.

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “Although no other boats were submerged, several residents were moved to the dock side for safety.

“Some boats were listing from side to side and others front to back.

“A rescue boat attended from Warrington but stood by and was not used due the water levels righting the boats naturally.”

Station manager Steve McCormick said: “I would like to thank all the boat owners for their patience and assistance at this incident.

“We were able to account for everyone on board the boats and this was thanks to their support.”

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “Officers were called this morning at 7.22 to Weaver Shipyard, Saxons Lane in Northwich following reports of a boat capsizing in the river.

“Emergency services were at the scene along with air support to establish if anyone was in the boat and the water.”

The incident caused no disruption to the wider area.