Police called out to assist man spotted in Barnstaple river yesterday (Tuesday).

Police were called out yesterday (Tuesday) evening to assist a man in the River Taw.

Callers reported the man shortly after 6.45pm ‘lying’ in the river by Barnstaple Heritage Centre.

A police spokesman said the man seemed ‘quite agitated’ and was out of the water by 7pm.

He was left with an ambulance crew who checked him over.