A man and his dog are safely back on dry land after a river rescue in York early today (New Year’s Day / Monday).
Fire crews from York, Acomb and Selby responded to the incident on the river near St Oswald’s Road at 4.18am.
The man and his dog were stranded on a small boat adrift on the swollen Ouse, near to York Motor Yacht Club.
A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Crews pulled the boat to the riverside and rescued both the male and the dog using water rescue gear and ropes.”
York Rescue Boat were also involved. The charity said on social media: “The team were called out by North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service at 04.38am to reports of a boat adrift by Millennium Bridge in York.
“York fire service managed to secure the casualty vessel as we were deploying our flood team to the incident. Team stood down en-route.”
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