York Rescue Boat have told YorkMix about an incident in York last night which will serve as a warning to all those planning to enjoy Sunday’s football near the rivers.
A spokesman for the charity said: “Throughout the shift last night our team could hear shouts of ‘Its coming home’ from various groups and individuals as they enjoyed a night out in York.
“At around 10:30pm one young male shouted it out then jumped in the river Ouse.
“He managed to self rescue as our foot and boat team arrived on scene. After checking him over and some choice words of advice he, along with his group of friends, left the area.
“Up and down the country chants of ‘Its coming home’ can be heard, please stay safe, enjoy your weekend, but make sure that ’You’re getting home’ at the end of the night.”
As cold as your pint!
Recently in an interview, on David Dunning’s Late Show on YorkMix Radio, Volunteer Edward Matthews explained how dangerous jumping straight in can be.
He said the Ouse can be “as cold as your pint” even on a warm muggy night. The risk of suffering cold water shock is real and you never know what there is under the surface when you jump in.
The York Rescue Boat teams will be running an additional shift on Sunday evening. This will help to provide extra support to North Yorkshire Police and North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service during and directly after the England -Italy match.
Find out more about the charity here