MORE details have emerged of how a young boy was rescued from the River Wye in Hereford.

Police officers and paramedics were just about to jump into the water when the Water Rescue Crew arrived from Hereford Fire Station.

The four-year-old had gone missing from his home on Goodwin Way in Lower Bullingham before being spotted in the water.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service were among those called to the south of the city on the morning of March 28.

Station Commander Sean Bailey, who was the Incident Commander on the day, said their arrival was "timely as it prevented others from risking their lives by jumping into the river".

“Two police officers were ready to dive in, as was a paramedic, when we arrived at the scene,” he added.

Mr Bailey said there were concerns that the four-year-old might not survive the ordeal but all the team at Hereford Fire Station were delighted to hear the boy is expected to make a full recovery.

“We are delighted that such a serious incident has had such a positive outcome,” added Mr Bailey.

“All of those who were involved in the rescue, under Crew Commanders Simon Griffiths and Alex Hustwayte, are delighted that the four-year-old is making such a remarkable recovery.”