A man has been rescued from the River Foss in York tonight (Thursday).
Three police officers dragged the man, aged 52, out of the water at the Foss Basin.
Fire crews and the York Rescue Boat also went to help in the rescue in the river behind Wetherspoons pub in Piccadilly.
According to ScouseCop921 three officers went in to the water to rescue the man:
Regardless of the warnings we still end up with people jumping in the river… this evening resulted in deployment of @NYorksPolice @York_NYFRS and @YorksAmbulance and 3 officers physically dragging a person out of the water #respectthewater #teamwork #cold
— ScouseCop921 (@PC_921) December 19, 2019
The man was taken to hospital for a precautionary check.
Station Manager Bob Hoskins of North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service tweeted to say fire crews arrived to find a rescue had been carried out by York police.
He said: “Stay safe near water. Cold water shock can kill!”