A man was rescued from the Ouse on Saturday night (October 3) after jumping in to the river.
The York Rescue Boat team was quickly on hand to pull the man to safety.
He was lucky to to be alive, the crew wrote on their Facebook page.
The male was heavily intoxicated and instantly suffering from cold water shock.
The river is currently 11 degrees and drastically reduced his ability to swim.
With the amount of alcohol he had consumed, he was extremely lucky he didn’t drown.
It’s not worth the risk.
‘What a muppet’
The incident provoked anger at the man’s actions and praise for the rescue team from residents on the Facebook page.
– Jane Field
– Lorna Bowling
– Kate McClean
– Gillian Scott
– Beccie Hillman