Pensioner rescued from river

Rebecca Gough A 79-year-old man was taken to hospital after being rescued from a river at the bottom of his garden.

Rebecca Gough

A 79-YEAR-OLD man was taken to hospital after being rescued from a river at the bottom of his garden.

Emergency services were called to the scene on Church Lane in Whittington, near Stoke Ferry, at about 12.45pm today after the man fell from his boat .

The pensioner was rescued from the 7ft deep water, which he was in up to his waist, and taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.

He was conscious and breathing.