TALKS are due to take place about installing water safety equipment on Poole Bridge after a man was rescued last week.

As reported by the Daily Echo two people dived into the water at Poole Quay on Tuesday, September 18 when a man was seen floating under the bridge.

One of the rescuers said they were surprised there was no safety equipment on the bridge.

Borough of Poole said there has never been any water rescue equipment on Poole Bridge, however after the last week's incident the council plans to speak with Poole Harbour Commissioners and the RNLI to discuss what safety measures, if any, can be put in place.

Paul Glatzell, volunteer lifeboat operation manager, said: “Making life saving appliances like lifebuoys available where members of the public may enter the water makes real sense so we support fully any intention to provide such kit near the bridges.

"The risks of entering the water though are considerable so please ensure when you see any incident call the Coastguard early via 999.”