Water rescue teams called to Kirkstall Abbey to help woman

Kirkstall Abbey. Photo: MARK STEVENSON

Water rescue teams were called to Kirkstall Abbey after a woman fell into the River Aire today.

Members of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS), paramedics, police officers and an air ambulance crew were called shortly after 11.15am on Wednesday, 29 July.

The woman was taken to Leeds General infirmary for checkups

A WYFRS spokeswoman said:

“Fire crews were called at 11.18am to a report of a woman in the River Aire near Abbey Road in Leeds.

“Two water rescue teams from Leeds and two fire engines – one from Cookridge and one from Rawdon – attended.

“The woman is now out of the water and is in the hands of Yorkshire Ambulance Service.”


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