A WOMAN remains in a serious condition after being found in Netherton Reservoir.

Police, medics and fire fighters rushed to the reservoir on Highbridge Road on Tuesday evening (January 14) after a woman was spotted in the water.

The woman was rescued and rushed to hospital for further treatment, where she remains in a serious but stable condition, a force spokesperson said.

Fire crews then carried out a "comprehensive" search of the area following reports of a second person in the water.

A fire service spokesperson said: "There was a further report of another casualty in the water which resulted in fire service personnel being deployed.

"There was a comprehensive search of the area but no casualty was found."

Around fifteen fire fighters attended the scene from Brierley Hill, Wednesbury and Woodgate Valley fire stations, along with police, two ambulances and a critical care car.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "West Midlands Ambulance Service can confirm that it was called by the police to reports of a patient in the reservoir on Highbridge Road, Netherton at 4.39pm yesterday (Tuesday). Two ambulances, a paramedic officer and a critical care car attended the scene.

"Crews arrived to find a woman who had been rescued from the water and was in a critical condition. She was given advanced life support by the team of ambulance staff on scene before being conveyed on blue lights to Russells Hall Hospital for further emergency care."