Man airlifted to hospital after slipping into Altofts canal

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A man was air lifted to hospital after slipping from his boat into a canal.

Firefighters from Normanton and specialist water crews from Rothwell, Wakefield and Leeds were called to the scene, just off Foxholes Lane in Altofts at around 7.30pm on Saturday.

A fire service spokesman said when crews arrived at the scene another man and a woman had jumped into the water to try and rescue him.

All three were rescued from the water and the two men were taken to hospital.