Leeds firefighters rescue man from River Aire

Firefighters and paramedics were called to the River Aire in Leeds after a man was spotted in the water.

Sunday, 6th October 2019, 11:14 am
Updated Sunday, 6th October 2019, 12:46 pm

West Yorkshire Fire Service said two crews were dispatched to the river near Brewery Place shortly before 5am this morning.

A spokesman said: "The caller was able to stay on the line and give exact information on where the casualty was in the river.

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Firefighters were called to the River Aire near Brewery Wharf, Leeds. Picture: James Hardisty.

"The male was rescued by the fire service and transported to hospital by ambulance."

Firefighters from Leeds and Hunslet attended along with a specialist technical rescue officer, he said.