A supermarket delivery driver was rescued after crashing into a road sign and ended up down a steep embankment near a river.

Emergency services were called on Wednesday afternoon (June 15) to Llanfair Caereinion following reports of an Asda delivery van had left the A458 road and gone down a steep drop towards the River Banwy.

The van was in a "precarious position", said Llanfair Caereinion Fire Station, and had to be stabilised using two appliance winches to make it safe.

Two crew members were lowered using line rescue equipment to reach the driver and bring him up to safety.

Llanfair Caereinion Fire Station, who had attended the incident with crews from Llanfyllin and Welshpool, said the delivery driver was "fortunately unhurt".

The Welsh Ambulance Service said an ambulance was sent to the scene of the collision but it was later not needed.

“We were called shortly before 4pm yesterday, Wednesday June 15, to reports of a single-vehicle road traffic accident on Pool Road in the Llanfair Caereinion area of Welshpool," a Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said

"We sent an emergency ambulance and a duty operations manager to the scene, but were not required.”

Dyfed-Powys Police has been approached for a comment.