Man dies after entering the River Foss in York

An aerial view showing the River Foss flowing past the Q-Park car park on Garden Place. Photograph © Google Street View
23 Jul 2018 @ 2.18 pm
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A man in his 20s who entered the River Foss over the weekend has died, police confirmed today.

Police were called to a report that a man was in the river at about 4pm on Saturday (July 21).

It was close to the Q-Park car park in Garden Place, York. He was pulled from the river by a member of the public and taken to York Hospital for treatment.

We reported on Sunday (July 22) that police were interviewing witnesses after the man was taken to hospital.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesperson said today:

  • Sadly, the man, who was in his 20s and from York, died in hospital the following day.

    We are not yet in a position to identify him. Enquiries are ongoing into how the man came to enter the river.

Anyone who has information that could assist this investigation is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting reference number 12180133086.