Woman in distress rescued from York river

Emergency services on Huntington Road this morning. Photograph: Richard McDougall
9 Sep 2019 @ 12.02 pm
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A woman was rescued from the river near York city centre today.

Emergency services were called out at about 7.15am this morning (Monday) to the River Foss off Huntington Road.

Police and ambulance crews attended. A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said:

  • Police were called to a report of a woman in distress near the River Foss on Huntington Road at about 7.15am this morning.

    The woman entered the river, but officers threw a life ring to her, and helped her out of the water.

    She was taken to hospital by ambulance to receive the treatment and support she needs.

It is the second similar rescue in a week.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance along with police, fire and road ambulances, were called out to the Foss off Huntington Road on Monday, 2 September after a woman entered the water.

She was pulled from the water and taken to hospital for treatment.