Two men were rescued from the River Hull in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday 14 July). It is understood the men, believed to be in their 20s, had been drinking alcohol and got into difficulty after jumping into the river to swim.
The Fire Service, Police and Ambulance Service were all called to the scene. Watch Manager Andy Redfern from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said: “We arrived and the two men, who were under the influence of alcohol, had been in the water for some time. Initially they were refusing to come out of the water but eventually the crew assisted them from the water at the riverside. By this time both of the men were weak and showing signs of hypothermia.”
The men were treated at the scene by the Ambulance crew.
“Fortunately the men will make a full recovery, but had were not arrived when we did, this situation could have been far worse. With the warm weather, incidents of this nature are more likely as some people think nothing of jumping into water to cool down, putting themselves at risk. I can’t stress enough how dangerous it can be, especially if you have been drinking. The current can be very strong and hypothermia setting in is the biggest risk. We are here to respond to emergencies, but we urge people to think about their actions as this situation could have been avoided,” Andy concluded.