A MAN was led to safety following an apparent "stand-off" with emergency services on the River Dee in Llangollen.

The Free Press reported on Monday evening how people took to social media to report that the police, fire service and search and rescue teams were at an incident at the river flowing through the town. 

Witnesses described it as involving a "stand-off" between a man on rocks in the river and the emergency services.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service confirmed that a call was received at 4.20pm and initially one crew was sent to liaise with police on an incident in Berwyn Street.

On Tuesday morning, a spokesman said: "A police negotiator convinced the casualty to cross to the mainland.

"He was led across an inflatable pathway and handed over to North Wales Police and the Welsh Ambulance Service.

"Ruthin's [NWFRS] boat team and two officers attended, along with one fire engine from Wrexham."

The spokesman confirmed the incident was concluded just after 6.32pm.