River Tweed rescue man in Borders hospital for check up

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A man pulled from the River Tweed near Caddonfoot has been taken to the Borders General Hospital.

A rescue operation was launched with crews from the Fire and Rescue Service based at Galashiels, an ambulance and the police alerted to the scene.

The ambulance service says the man is being taken to hospital for a check up after being taken from the river below Ashiestiel Bridge.

A fisherman said the man had been spotted earlier in the afternoon drinking on the riverbank.