Man pulled from River Don 'safe and well' police say after public help in rescue

A man pulled from the River Don in a huge rescue operation this afternoon is safe and well, police have confirmed.

Friday, 6th August 2021, 4:55 pm

And police have revealed that members of the public helped in the rescue which saw police, fire and ambulance crews all flock to the area.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “At 12.59pm today, police received report of concern for the safety of a man in the River Don in Doncaster.

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Emergency services flocked to the River Don. (Photo: Mark Laidler).

“The man was rescued by officers with help from members of the public.

"He is safe and well.”

Residents reported emergency services activity along a large stretch of the river near to Hexthorpe Flatts park and Warmsworth Cemetery.

Despite being a deep and dangerous stretch the area is a popular spot for swimmers in warm weather.