Rescue efforts after man spotted in River Calder

Rescue efforts were underway last night (Tuesday) after a man was spotted in the River Calder.

Wednesday, 30th December 2015, 10:34 am
Photo by Ash Milnes.

A 55-year-old man was taken to hospital after police were called to Mill Street West, Dewsbury, at around 7pm.

Emergency service staff helped the man from the river bank after a 999 call had been made in concern for his safety.

The man’s medical condition is not yet known.

Sign up to our daily Wakefield Express Today newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Police, ambulance and fire teams attended the incident.

In the wake of floods, the level of the River Calder in parts of Dewsbury reached 5.61 metres on Boxing Day, according to the Environment Agency – the previous record was 5.41 metres.