Police and fire officers came to the rescue of a man spotted struggling in the canal at the Cut between Forlease Road and Howarth Road, Maidenhead in the early hours of this morning around 1.30am.

Police arrived first after getting a call and were joined by Maidenhead firefighters who managed to reach the man and drag him to safety, after climbing over two fences to reach him.

He was taken to hospital by ambulance.