EMERGENCY services were called to help two swimmers that were in distress in the River Weaver

At 6pm, on Monday, May 7, Cheshire Police, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and paramedics were called to the River, off Welsh Row in Nantwich.

One fire engine from Nantwich, one from Chester, one from Powey Lane and one from Lymm, including specialist boat teams, attended to scene.

The emergency services deployed the NPAS helicopter, a police dog unit, specialist fire and rescue service boat teams and an underwater search unit to help the second swimmer.

Despite the best efforts of everyone at the scene, a 59-year-old local man’s body was discovered in the river at 9.10pm.

Police confirm there are no suspicious circumstances and a file is being prepared for the coroner.

The other swimmer was able to be rescued by a member of the public before the arrival of the emergency services.