Published: 08:36, 16 May 2019
| Updated: 13:41, 16 May 2019
Emergency crews were scrambled to a river this morning after reports a man had fallen into the water.
Teams were seen in both Rochester and Strood after being alerted that someone had fallen into the River Medway.
The man was assisted from the water and taken to hospital for medical attention.
Diego Bousquet, a 41-year-old factory worker, was walking to work across the bridge with a mate when he saw the man go in the water.
Mr Bousquet, of Luton Road, Chatham, called out to see if he was okay and he did not reply.
He took a video and called the ambulance.
He said: "He seemed distressed and was struggling in the current.
"It left me feeling shocked."
Police were seen on the Esplanade in Rochester and in an alleyway off Strood High Street.
"He seemed distressed and was struggling in the current."
Kent Fire and Rescue and the coastguard also attended the incident which was reported about 6.45am.
The man, aged 40, remained concious throughout the incident.