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Boat Rescue

Two men were rescued by the fire service from their sinking boat on the River Ouse in York. Fire crews on board the Fire Service boat managed to tow the sinking vessel and lift it out of the water.

Warning after Humber rescue

Martin Rumford from Humber Rescue says three men who had gone for a swim in the river yesterday had a lucky escape. Two men were found exhausted crawling up the beach and another had made it safely to a buoy.

He's warning people not to go for a swim in open water.


BREAKING: North Yorks bridge collapses - two rescued from flood waters

Rescue teams were scrambled when two people ended up in flood water after a footbridge collapsed on the North Yorkshire Moors.The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Great North Air Ambulance were called to High Askew near the village of Cropton.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service confirmed crews had been sent to the scene but had no more details.

One person was airlifted to James Cook University Hospital at Middlesborough. The second person was taken to hospital by ambulance.


RAF crew from Yorkshire help in pleasure boat rescue

A helicopter from RAF Leaconfield near Beverley joined four lifeboats to help rescue a pleasure boat which began to take on water two miles out to sea today.

The rescue happened off the coast of Redcar, Teesside, after three anglers on board the Ocean Pearl contacted the Humber Coastguard about the emergency. The Ocean Pearl was being towed back to shore when the decision was made to beach it at Redcar.

No one was hurt in the operation this morning.

Rescue of horse stuck in well

A leading firefighter has described the rescue of a horse, stuck down a well in West Yorkshire, as one of the most complicated he has ever carried out. The terrified animal was trapped for five days. Its owners were unable to locate it, even though they could hear it whinnying in distress.

Firefighters were called in and the horse was eventually discovered, trapped in a chamber on farmland at Knottingley. Officer in charge Pete Owen said he had never known such a perilous rescue in all his 27 years but that miraculously, the horse had been released without injury.

We don't even know HOW the horse had managed to fit itself into such a small chamber, it must have struggled and wedged itself in. We really were amazed it wasn't injured.

– Pete Owen, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

River Aire rescue

A woman in her 20s had to be rescued by fire crews after falling into the River Aire in Leeds last night. The woman, who appeared to have been on a night out, fell into the water but managed to pull herself onto the river bank at Bridge End, near the Aireline Taxis depot.

A spokesperson for the fire service said they received a call from the police shortly after midnight asking for assistance to rescue the woman from the verge. Five fire engines responded. Crews used a ladder to reach her and left her in the care of paramedics who then took her to hospital.

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