Man rescued by fire crews after falling into Aberdeen river

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Firefighters were called to an Aberdeen river to rescue a man who fell into the water.

The incident occurred in the River Don by Bannatyne in Aberdeen last night.

Ambulance services were first called to the scene at about 8pm and called fire services soon after at about 8.20pm to help recover the man, who could not get out of the river.

They sent two appliances from North Anderson Drive to the scene and used throw lines to assist the man out of the water.

A Scottish Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: “We received the at 8.20pm of a man in distress in the River Don just outside of Bannatyne Health Club.

“We sent two appliances to the scene and arrived at 8.23pm.

“The casualty was rescued from the water using throw lines soon afterwards.

“He was then put into the care of ambulance services.”

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We received a call at 2016 hours on Thursday June 21 to attend an incident at the River Don in Aberdeen.

“We dispatched our special operations team and an ambulance to the scene. One male patient in his 40s was transported to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.”

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