York & North Yorkshire

Search for man who fell into River Ouse in York

A search is under way for a man who was seen falling from a bridge into the River Ouse in York.

Witnesses reported seeing the man, who is believed to be in his late teens to early 20s, fall from the middle arch of the Ouse Bridge at about 03:15 BST, North Yorkshire Police said.

Officers said onlookers had tried to throw a lifebelt to the young man before emergency services arrived.

It is thought he got into difficulty and was unable to swim to safety.

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