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.
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Weather for Wakefield
Saturday 18 May 2013
Temperature: 6 C to 12 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: West
Temperature: 9 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 12 mph
Wind direction: North