Man rescued from Wakefield canal

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A MAN had to be rescued from a canal after falling in to the water.

Specialist water rescue teams hauled him to safety shortly after 7pm yesterday (Wednesday).

Firefighters from Wakefield, Rothwell, Leeds and Ossett took part in the rescue operation.

The man had fallen into the canal by Monckton Road in Thornes.

A spokeswoman for the ambulance service said paramedics treated the man at the scene.