Firefighters aid elderly man stuck in the river

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Firefighters rescued an elderly man who got stuck in the River Eye in Melton on Tuesday afternoon.

A Leicestershire Fire and Rescue spokesman said the man had been trying to retrieve his dogs from the river but ended up getting stuck waist-deep in the water himself.

A passer-by raised the alarm.

Two crews from Melton attended the scene, off Leicester Road, before helping the man to safety by 4.30pm.