A member of the public pulled a woman to safety after she entered the river in York city centre late last night (Thursday).
The woman, aged in her 20s, had entered the River Ouse near King’s Staith.
Emergency services were called out at 11.40pm.
Police, paramedics and fire crews from Acomb and York went to the scene.
A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said the woman “had been pulled out onto a stationary canal boat by a member of the public”.
Firefighters transferred her onto the fire service boat and took her to the side of the bank.
She was left in the care of ambulance crews who took her to hospital for precautionary checks.
A reader contacted YorkMix to say the individual who saved the person from the water was a woman security officer who worked on the door of the nearby Stone Roses bar.