Man rescued from River Aire in Leeds city centre

Crown Point Bridge

Crown Point Bridge

FIRE CREWS rescued a man from the River Aire at Crown Point Bridge in Leeds city centre this morning.

A member of the public who had spotted a man in the river near Crown Point Road alerted police just before 6am today.

Fire engines from Leeds, Hunslet, Rothwell and Wakefield along with police and paramedics went to the scene.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “A 36-year-old man from the Leeds are was removed from the water. He was checked over and found to have no injuries.”

Artist Ruth Spencer Jolly who composed 'European Unison' an ensemble written for 28 pianos, representing the members of the European Union and symbolising Brexit, following a preview of her work at Besbrode Pianos in Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday March 23, 2017. The composition tells the story of the EU from its birth to Brexit. The ensemble of pianos is a metaphor demonstrating "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts". Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

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