A MAN has been rescued from the River Leven in Dumbarton.

Police, fire and ambulance crews and the RNLI's Helensburgh lifeboat rushed to a report of incident on the river near the new houses at Dumbarton Harbour on Wednesday morning. 

A witness told the Reporter that police boats, cars and vans as well as fire engines and ambulances were at the scene.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We were initially made aware of concern for a person in the area of Dumbarton High Street and the man subsequently entered the River Leven close by.

“He has since been rescued safely with the assistance of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and RNLI and is being treated by the Scottish Ambulance Service.”

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 11.23am on Wednesday, November 17 to assist emergency service partners at an incident near Woodyard Road, Dumbarton.

"Operations Control mobilised two appliances and two water rescue teams to assist at the scene."

HM Coastguard have been approached for comment.