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Man rescued from river in York
5:30pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in News
FIRE crews were called to rescue rescued a man from the River Foss in York in the early hours of today, August 23.
The man was spotted in the water, near Eboracum Way, at about 2.05pm after a nearby resident heard splashing and shouting.
Frank Kerr, who lives in a nearby tower block, said: “At first I thought it was ducks splashing around until I heard him shouting.
"He was shouting 'help me, I'm drowning' so I called the police straight away.
"The water had been rising because of the rain so it was quite deep. If I hadn't heard him he would have drowned."
Mr Kerr said he believed the man was in his mid-twenties and said he told him he had been sitting on the bridge when he had fallen in to the river.
The North Yorkshire Fire Service rescue boat was sent to the scene, but was not needed, as firefighters managed to rescue the man by throwing lines to him from the river bank.
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