Man pulled from River Calder in dramatic rescue

DRAMA: A 52-year-old Dewsbury man was pulled from the River Calder on Sunday morning. He was taken to Sands Lane playing fields by air ambulance, then driven to Dewsbury and District hospital where he died three days later (d091011101)
DRAMA: A 52-year-old Dewsbury man was pulled from the River Calder on Sunday morning. He was taken to Sands Lane playing fields by air ambulance, then driven to Dewsbury and District hospital where he died three days later (d091011101)

FIREFIGHTERS mounted a dramatic river rescue when a man was spotted in the River Calder.

The 52-year-old was in the river near Sainsbury’s in Railway Street, Dewsbury, on Sunday morning.

He was dragged downstream towards Sands Lane playing fields and firefighters pulled him, unconscious, from the water on the Savile Town side at around 10.15am.

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance was called to lift the Dewsbury man over the river and on to the playing fields.

He was taken to Dewsbury and District Hospital where he is still being treated.

• Did you see what happened? Call Robert Cooke on 01924 487112 or email robert.cooke@ywng.co.uk.