A man was rescued from the River Thames yesterday morning and detained under the Mental Health Act.

Thames Valley Police were called to Abingdon Bridge at about 9am after concerns were raised about the 20-year-old’s welfare.

Spokeswoman Hannah Williams said: “A man entered the water from the bridge and was swimming in the river.

“He was thrown a line by officers and got out of the water and was taken by ambulance to the John Radcliffe Hospital.”

She said the man, who is from Oxford, did not have serious injuries and was later detained under the Mental Health Act.