EMERGENCY services were called to a search and rescue at Worcester Bridge yesterday evening.

A large number of emergency vehicles were near the river yesterday evening (July 28), shortly after 10.00pm. Two fire service crews, police, and the Water First Responder team attended as well as a service drone, in a "rescue from water".

A spokesman from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said: "Two Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service crews from Worcester Fire Station, the boat crews from Worcester and Evesham, the Water First Responder team from Pershore and the Service drone from Ledbury were called to a rescue from water at the River Bridge on the A44 at Worcester at 22:08 on 27 July.

"A search was carried out to left and right, the Worcester boat was launched to search from the Diglis Hotel to the Worcester bridge while the Evesham boat was launched to search from Diglis Hotel to Diglis lock and the drone also took part in the search"

West Mercia Police were also on the scene.

West Mercia Search & Rescue posted on their Facebook: "CALLOUT. Teams en-route now for major search effort with Police and Fire Services".

They posted an update shortly after to confirm a "stand down" based on information from West Mercia Police. The spokesman said: "After a meeting between the services and on advice from the police, the search was called off. The incident was marked as pending closure at 00:09".

The Worcester News has contacted West Mercia Police for more information.