The volunteers at York Rescue Boat have rescued one person and helped another during busy shifts over the weekend.
On Friday night, they saved a person who had gone into the River Ouse from Millennium Bridge.
A York Rescue Boat spokesperson said: “They were rescued from the water by our foot team who were close by using a throw bag and transferred to our boat crew upon arrival, one life saved.
“The individual was handed into the care of North Yorkshire Police and the team resumed patrols.”
This was followed the following day by more incidents.
“In the early hours of Saturday morning the team were contacted by North Yorkshire Police to assist with the search for a high risk missing person,” the charity’s spokesperson said.
“The person was later located away from the river by police safe and well.
“Saturday night shift included the boat team spotting a person where they had ‘concerns for safety’. The individual was passed into the care of North Yorkshire Police.”
In between, York Rescue Boat was at Strensall Carnival raising vital funds for the service.
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