FIREFIGHTERS were called out to rescue three people who were in the River Dee near Chester early on Sunday (July 5).

The incident was reported to Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service at 3.30am.

One crew from Chester Fire Station and another from Powey Lane Fire Station were called to the river rescue, along with the Water Incident Unit.

Upon arrival, crews rescued one person from the River Dee, while the other two had been able to get out of the river themselves.

They did this by launching the boat to back up the Swift Water teams, who rescued one person after the two others had got out.