Man in a serious condition after falling into a canal in Leeds

A man was taken to hospital in a serious condition after falling into a canal in Leeds.

Saturday, 12th June 2021, 3:36 pm
Updated Saturday, 12th June 2021, 3:42 pm

West Yorkshire Police were called by the ambulance service to Fleet Lane, between Woodlesford and Methley, at 8.30pm yesterday (Friday).

A man was in the water, closed to Lemonroyd Lock on the Aire and Calder Navigation.

He was rescued by by the emergency services before being taken to hospital in a serious condition.

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Lemonroyd Lock on the Aire and Calder Navigation at Woodlesford (photo: Google).
Lemonroyd Lock on the Aire and Calder Navigation at Woodlesford (photo: Google).

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was called to the scene.

A police cordon was in place on Friday evening, but a West Yorkshire Police said today that the incident was not being treated as supicious.

The spokeswoman said: "At approximately 8.31pm yesterday (11/6), police were called by the ambulance service to reports of a concern for safety off Fleet Lane, Methley.

"It was reported a man was in the water, near to the Lemonroyd Lock.

"Emergency services attended and the man was removed from the water and taken to hospital in a serious condition.

"Enquiries remain ongoing.

"The incident is not being treated as suspicious."

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