Firefighters rescued man from Wakefield river

13th July 2010'Damage to the Chantry Bridge today.'PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE

13th July 2010'Damage to the Chantry Bridge today.'PICTURE: MATTHEW PAGE

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A MAN was rescued from the River Calder by firefighters on Saturday night.

Emergency services were called to Chantry Bridge just after 10.30pm.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: “The man was located holding onto a ladder under the bridge and brought out of the water a short time later.

“He was uninjured but taken to hospital as a precaution and is receiving appropriate care.”

The Force helicopter was also used during the rescue.