A MAN who was spotted in the River Avon in Worcestershire has been taken to hospital.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the river near the Fish and Anchor Inn in Offenham, near Evesham, shortly before midday today.

A senior paramedic officer in a rapid response vehicle, a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance crew attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “With the help of the fire service, the man was taken from the river to the waiting ambulance.

“Medics administered drugs, delivered CPR and continued resuscitation work en-route to Alexandra Hospital which had been put on alert in readiness for his arrival.”

A spokeswoman for Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed one crew from Evesham and a boat attended the scene, and helped get the man up from the river bank.