A MAN was rescued after he was found to be on the 'wrong side of a bridge' over the River Ayr

Emergency services rushed to the scene on New Bridge Street on Saturday night after the 28-year-old man caused panic to onlookers. 

Police, ambulance, fire crews and the coastguard all attended and the road was closed as attempts were made to negotiate the man back to safety. 

The incident lasted just over an hour before an ambulance took him to a nearby hospital where he was checked over by hospital staff. 

The man then was arrested and charged with alleged breach of the peace. 

He is due to appear at Ayr Sheriff Court today. 

A spokesperson for South Ayrshire police said: "A-28 year-old man has been arrested and charged with a breach of the peace after being found on the wrong side of the New Bridge in Ayr, late on Saturday August 10, causing alarm to worried onlookers.

"The incident involved the services of the police, fire service, coastguard and ambulance in order to negotiate him back to safety.

"A road closure was put in place for the duration of the incident, which lasted for just over an hour. Once the male had been checked over by hospital staff, he remained in police custody to appear at Ayr Sheriff Court today."