Woman rescued from River Aire during freezing temperatures in Leeds city centre

A woman was rescued from the River Aire in Leeds city centre in freezing temperatures.

Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 10:30 am
Updated Saturday, 3rd March 2018, 10:35 am

Firefighters were called to the river, near Riverside Court off Call Lane, at about 4am today (Saturday).

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A spokesperson said: "On arrival of the fire service the female was removed from the water, handed over into the care of ambulance and transported to hospital."

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