Four people have been rescued after an incident at Strathclyde Park near Motherwell this morning.

Mercy crews raced to the popular spot after concerns for a person in the water near Bothwell Bridge at 10.40am today.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue service then recovered "four casualities" who were passed onto Scottish Ambulance teams.

One casualty was then taken to Wishaw General Hospital for treatment.

The nature of the incident remains unknown at this time.

One eye witness said: “There were a lot of ambulances and fire engines in the area.

“We saw all the comotion. It looked like a big investigation, I really hope everyone is okay.”

A second eyewitness said: "There was police, fire crews, and several ambulances everywhere. Someone was taken away to hospital as well."

A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were alerted at 10.41am on Friday, April 12, to reports of a person in the water at Strathclyde Park near Motherwell.

"Operations Control mobilised specialist water rescue units to the scene and crews safely recovered four casualties to a position of safety before they were handed into the care of the Scottish Ambulance Service.

"Firefighters ensured the area was safe before leaving the scene."

A spokesperson for the Scottish Ambulance Service said: “We received a call at 10:45 to attend an incident on the A725 near Bothwell Bridge.

“Two ambulances and two special operations response teams (SORT) were dispatched to the scene and one patient was transported to Wishaw General Hospital.”

Police Scotland confirmed to the Glasgow Times that they attended the scene over concerns for a person.