Crews search Apperley Bridge riverside after concern for man’s welfare

EMERGENCY services were called yesterday (Saturday) to a concern for welfare of a man near the water at Apperley Bridge in Bradford.

Four crews from fire stations in Bradford and Leeds were called at 5.58pm yesterday to Apperley Lane to reports of a concern for the welfare of a man near the water.

Darren Creighton, watch commander from Shipley Fire Station, said: “We conducted a search of the riverbank and looked in the river as a precaution, but we found the male up the road.

“There was a concern for his welfare, but we found him safe and well on Harrogate Road along the roadside.

“He didn’t have any injuries but the paramedics checked him over.”

Mr Creighton said the search took approximately 40 minutes to locate the male, but he added that crews did not need to enter the river to carry out their search.

Crews from Shipley, Bingley, Stanningley and Leeds fire stations were in attendance.


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