Man rescued from River Ouse – thanks to ‘brilliant 999 team effort’

The North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue boat and York Rescue Boat at the scene. Photograph: Station Manager Tony Walker on Twitter
1 Jun 2020 @ 8.20 pm
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A man has been rescued from the river after jumping from Ouse Bridge this evening (Monday).

Police closed off the bridge to all traffic as the man perched on the outside of the bridge.

Fire crews, the North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service boat, and York Rescue Boat were all called to the scene.

A fire engine on the bridge
Police blocking Ouse Bridge in York
Firefighters on King’s Staith

Emergency services asked everyone to stay away from the area while the incident was in progress.

Buses were diverted away from the bridge, via Stonebow and Piccadilly.

The man then jumped into the River Ouse and was quickly picked up by York Rescue Boat and taken to safety.

Fire station manager Tony Walker tweeted: “One male rescued from the river Ouse. Brilliant 999 team effort.”