A MAN was rescued from a canal in Bridgwater this afternoon (March 15).

Two fire crews and a specialist rescue team from Bridgwater were sent to an area of the canal near Victoria Road at around 3pm.

A fire service spokesman said: "Crews confirmed on arrival one male up to his waist in water and unable to get out.

"Crews effected a rescue using dry suits, lines, ladders and water safety equipment."