DRAMATIC TWITTER PICTURE: ‘Middle-aged casualty’ rescued from river in New Mills

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Firefighters mounted a rescue operation after a casualty fell into a river in New Mills.

Crews from New Mills, Buxton and Matlock were called to Wirksmoor Road at about 9.05pm last night.

A Derbyshire fire service spokesman said: “The incident involved a middle-aged casualty who had fallen 50m down a steep embankment and was rescued from a river.

“They were left in the care of paramedics.”

Police were also in attendance.