A boy and his mother have been rescued from a river in Aberystwyth.

Firefighters were sent on Wednesday morning to Heol y Bont to rescue the pair.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue said a crew from Aberystwyth rescued a boy and an adult female from the river using a rescue sled, throw bags and a floating line.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: "Emergency Services were called to Aberystywth just before midday to reports a child and a parent had entered the River Rheidol.

"Both have been located and are now out of the river."

Aberystwyth RNLI crews, paramedics, air ambulance crew and coastguard also attended the incident. 

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said they received a stop message at 1.23pm. The lifeboat was stood down and returned to its station, the RNLI said.