Three teenagers arrested after man pulled from Skipton canal in critical condition

 Skipton canal

Three teenagers have been arrested after a man was left critically injured after being rescued from a canal in Skipton.

The man, who is local and in his 40s, was pulled from the water just before 10pm on 18 November. He was treated by ambulance crews after entering the water on the stretch of canal behind Skipton bus station and taken to hospital.

A number of people who were in the area at the time are believed to have helped him, with some providing care and treatment in support of medical professionals.

Officers investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident are urging witnesses, or anyone with information, to get in touch.

Det Supt Wayne Fox said: “We are aware of concerns about antisocial behaviour in this part of Skipton and the public will have seen a significantly increased police presence in that area in the last two days.

"North Yorkshire Police are working to address these wider issues and increased policing activity will continue in the coming days.

"This is a fast-moving investigation and it is important that we hear from anyone in the local community who may have information about this serious incident."

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