A RESCUE mission is underway to help a man stuck on mud flats on the banks of the River Usk in Newport.

Fire crews from Malpas, Maindee and Barry were called to help the man at 3.41pm.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said the man was stuck standing in water along the stretch of water near Castle Bingo on Usk Way.

Firefighters are using two rescue lines and the fire service boat has also been launched.