A drunk man was rescued after diving into the River Ouse in York last night.
The man, in his thirties, jumped off the middle of the Ouse Bridge in the city centre.
Volunteers from the York Rescue boat pulled him out and he was taken to hospital.
Dave Benson, who helps to run the charity which operates the boat , says without their help the man could have drowned in the cold water.
The authorities in York will reveal today their plans for river safety in the city. North Yorkshire Police and the city council have been working together after three young people drowned in the city's two watercourses in the past year .
Mountain rescue teams have resumed their riverbank search for a man reported to have gone in the River Ouse in York early today.
Four volunteers from the Scarborough and Ryedale Mountain Rescue Team have been scouring both banks of the river in the city centre close to the Kings Arms pub and Ouse Bridge.
The team was brought in at 4am to join police and fire crews. The overnight search was hampered by poor lighting along the river bank.
Police in York are searching the River Ouse and surrounding area in the search for man.
They are warning of disruption around the river as it is not know how long the search will take.
Certain parts of King's Staith and Queen's Staith will be closed to members of the public while the enquiries are ongoing.
There are no further details of the man available at this time.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any information which can assist the investigation is urged to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 - select option 1 - and pass information to the Force Control Room.
Police have begun a search of the River Ouse in York after after receiving reports that a man went into the river in the early hours of Thursday morning. North Yorkshire Police say they are searching the river and the surrounding banks in the city centre to try and locate the man.
Parts of King's Staith and Queen's Staith have been cordoned off. Officers say there will be significant activity around Ouse Bridge as efforts to find the man continue. Police say the man was reported to have entered the river but was not seen to leave the water.
The River Ouse Safety Group have issues a statement following the death of Megan Roberts and river searches for Ben Clarkson who's been missing since the weekend.
- The group comprises:City of York Council
- North Yorkshire Police
- North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
- Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
- Canal & River Trust
- Maritime and Coastguard Agency
- York Boat
- York Boat Rescue
Emergency services in York have been carrying out a river rescue.
This one, though, is just for practice and helps staff to deal with any real-life emergencies.
A 16 year old boy has been run over while he was inside atent in Barlby near Selby** in North Yorkshire. Police were called out at 3.55am thismorning to a field where a group of teenagers were camping near York Road and the River Ouse.
A man who had approached the group and chatted with them before threatening to run over the tent, later returned in a white van. Most of the group managed to get out of the way, but the 16 year old boy who was still in the tent ended up with serious injuries.
He is being treated at York District Hospital.