A flashback picture of Ben Ellis and Sam Stannard. Picture: Paul Tibbs.

The operator of West Lynn Ferry has been praised after he helped to rescue a woman who got into difficulty in the water.

Ben Ellis helped emergency crews and the coastguard on the River Great Ouse yesterday at around 4.20pm.

“Police were called to Wisbech Road in South Lynn following concerns for the safety of a woman in the water near West Lynn bridge,” said a Norfolk Police spokesman.

The woman was taken to hospital for treatment and Lynn Police tweeted their thanks to Mr Ellis for his help.