A MAN has been taken to hospital after being rescued from a pond in Stourport this morning (Monday March 25).

The incident happened near Moorhall Nature Reserve, Stourport on Severn, just before 9am, officials said.

A man in his 50s was reportedly pulled from the water by bystanders before the emergency services arrived at the scene.

He was “in a potentially serious condition” when medics arrived and took him to hospital.

Fire and rescue service crews from Wyre Forest Fire Station, including water first responders were alerted at 8.58am to Lower Lickhill Road, a Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said.

Boat crews from Worcester and Evesham were also called out along with a fire service drone from Ledbury.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: “A male casualty in his 50s had been rescued from a pond before the arrival of the fire service and was handed over to the care of the ambulance service.”

West Midlands Ambulance Service said it received reports of a patient in the water near Moorhall Nature Reserve at around 8.55am and a spokesperson added: “An ambulance was sent to the scene where, on arrival, crews found a man who had already been pulled from the water by bystanders.

“Ambulance staff provided treatment as the patient was in a potentially serious condition before conveying him to Worcester Royal Hospital for further treatment.”