Firefighters rescued a woman in her forties and her springer spaniel from the River Esk at Wedderburn Terrace, Musselburgh yesterday lunchtime.

Two fire engines and an incident support unit attended the incident after receiving the call at 11.47am. Specialist water rescue teams found the lady and her dog stuck in the water up to waist height. Crews used water rescue lines, harnesses and a short extension ladder to rescue the trapped casualty. The woman and her dog were rescued by 12.15pm.

An ambulance crew was at the scene but it is not believed that the lady or her dog, Ollie, were injured.