York: Woman rescued from water after Ouse Bridge incident

As previously reported by The Press, the North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was present at the Ouse Bridge incident along with the North Yorkshire Police, Yorkshire Ambulance Service and York Rescue Boat.

A York Rescue Boat spokesman said the boat was called to the scene of the accident just after 11am and their volunteers worked with the fire service to help one person out of the water.

They said their volunteers left the incident at 1 p.m.

A spokesman for York City Council said the Ouse Bridge was closed during the incident.

The bridge reopened at 12:20 p.m.

York Press: The Ouse Bridge was open after the incidentThe Ouse Bridge was open after the incident (Image: Dylan Connell)

A witness at the scene told The Press that emergency services were called to the Ouse Bridge to assist a person in distress.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed this and said they were called into action by North Yorkshire Police after a woman sat on the parapet of the Ouse Bridge on the wrong side of the railing.

A spokesman for the service said firefighters from York, Acomb, Ripon, Malton and Selby were also present in addition to the fireboat, which worked with the York Rescue Boat to rescue the woman from the water.

The spokesman said the woman was left in the care of police and ambulance.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service Station chief Tony Walker confirmed the incident was “brought to a successful conclusion”.

“Thank you for your patience and understanding,” he said.

“Excellent team effort of your 999 services.”

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/23542117.york-woman-rescued-water-incident-ouse-bridge/?ref=rss York: Woman rescued from water after Ouse Bridge incident


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