When paramedics arrived the man was out of the water.

He was taken to Warwick Hospital for a check-up but yesterday it was confirmed he was “safe and well”.

“We were called to a person in the river because there were concerns for his welfare,” a police spokesperson said.

“He was taken to hospital, but there were no injuries and he is now safe and well.”

The fire service brought a water rescue team as a precaution, but they were not needed.

Eyewitness Charlie Pinfold said: “It was around 1.20pm when I noticed a police chopper landed on the field opposite the racecourse slight down from the iron bridge and shortly after I heard a lot of police cars, ambulances and fire engines and then saw them all go by and a few park at the entrance of the racecourse.

“I walked down to see what was going on and one of the female officers said someone had jumped from the bridge but gave no reason as to why.”