Richmond Falls visitors alerted by firefighters to rapidly rising water

File pic of the falls at Richmond. Photo: Paul Harrop.

Firefighters were called to Richmond Falls yesterday evening following concern about visitors on the rocks while the river water was rising rapidly.

The crew from Richmond was called to the beauty spot at about 6.30pm.

The fire service was alerted by a council worker who was putting out flags warning about the rapid rising water.

The worker reported that two males on the rocks at the other side of the river had ignored their warning about the danger.

Firefighters gained the attention of the two males and a family also in potential danger, and advised them to move away from the river.