Workman who fell into river Holme had to swim to safety with a broken leg
Photo: Richard Nelson A workman has been saved after falling 15ft into a river.
The 39-year-old man broke his leg in the accident, which occurred when he fell off a wall near to the British Bacon Supplies factory off Queens Mill Road, Lockwood.
He was unable to get out at the nearest side so was forced to swim across the river.
His workmate dialled 999 and an air ambulance was scrambled to the scene, along with three fire engines from Huddersfield and Rastrick and a land ambulance.
The fire crews had to climb over a wall and pull away fencing behind the Colin Appleyard garage on Lockwood... read more
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