A man was rescued by crew members of the Yorkboat after jumping into the River Ouse earlier today.
Emergency services were on the scene at Lendal Bridge at about 4.50pm, where the man was rescued from the river by four men who used two of the self-hire red boats to save him.
The man who is described as being in his 30s and wearing jeans and a polo t-shirt appeared to resist rescue, swimming away from the rings thrown out to him.
But the boatmen worked as a team, using two boats to hoist him out of the water from his belt buckle and bring him safely to shore where firefighters, paramedics and the police were waiting.
Councillor James Alexander, Labour Leader of City of York Council tweeted: “Very shocked by images outside my office window of a man who is in the river. People are trying to rescue him.”
He then went on to say: “Well done to the red boat and the fire service for getting the man out of the river. I hope he makes a full recovery”
The man was then led away by the police.