A canoeist was airlifted to hospital in a serious condition after falling in the River Dee.

Emergency services were called to the river near Wide Horizons Bryntysillio Centre at about 11am yesterday.

An air ambulance was dispatched to the scene along with an emergency ambulance and paramedics in a rapid response unit.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent a water rescue unit and a fire appliance to the scene, while North Wales Police were also called to the incident.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesman said: “We were called at approximately 11.05am yesterday morning to reports a man had fallen in the river near the Bryntysilio Centre in Llangollen.

”We sent the Wales Air Ambulance, a crew in an emergency ambulance and two paramedics in rapid response vehicles.

”One man was airlifted to Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester in a serious condition.”