Rutland road incident: Rescue drama as man pulled out of River Don in Sheffield by emergency teams

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A man was pulled from the River Don in Sheffield last night after a dramatic rescue involving emergency services

A man was pulled from a river near Kelham Island, Sheffield, last night after plunging into the water.

Rutland Road was closed by emergency services while crews from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service carried out the operation to save him.

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It is understood the man fell into the River Don, which is crossed by Rutland Road, with emergency services called to the scene at around 11.30pm.

A spokesman for the fire service said the river had high banking in that section of its course, and crews managed to get him out of the water initially, before going on to get him up the steep banking.

They added the man was recovered from the water alive, and was then taken to hospital by ambulance following the rescue operation.

It is understood four fire engines attended the scene, including a specialist unit which was sent from the city's Parkway fire station, and a turntable ladder.

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It is not known how the man came to fall in the water, or what his condition is this morning.

South Yorkshire Police also attended the incident.

The force said in a statement today: "Emergency services were called at 10.54pm last night (January 5) following a report of concern for the safety of a man on the wrong side of railings in Rutland Road, Sheffield.

"The man fell into the water and travelled a short distance downstream where he was safely removed from the water.

"A road closure was put in place with our officers providing support to assist South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and Yorkshire Ambulance Service who were also at the scene.

"The man was taken to hospital and the road was reopened."

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