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Woman rescued from Embsay Beck

Woman rescued from Embsay Beck

Published by Lisa Darvill at 8:00am 25th February 2020. (Updated at 10:26am 25th February 2020)

Main image credit: @ArneSigurdsson

A woman has been rescued from Embsay Beck by firefighters after she was swept away by fast-flowing water.

  • It happened yesterday afternoon 
  • The woman held onto a branch until crews pulled her from the water 
  • She was taken to hospital 
  • There are still some flood warnings and alerts in place this morning 

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called to Embsay Beck at 2.43pm yesterday afternoon. 

A member of the public called 999 after seeing the woman in the fast-flowing water. 

Say she was swept away by the river and held onto a branch until fierfighters could reach her. 


The woman was given first aid at the scene and taken to hospital. 

There are a number of flood warnings and alerts still in place this morning following yesterday's rain and snow. 

Flood Warnings 

  • River Nidd from at Knaresborough Caravan Park and Goldsborough Mill Farm 
  • River Ure at Aldwark Bridge 
  • River Ouse at Linton Lock 
  • River Swale at Myton on Swale 
  • River Ure at Milby Island 
  • River Ure at Roecliffe Caravan Park 
  • Swinney Back at Masham 

Flood Alerts 

  • Lower River Wharfe 
  • Upper River Nidd 
  • Lower River Ure 
  • Upper River Ure 
  • Upper River Wharfe 
  • Upper River Aire 
  • Earby Beck and Glusburn Beck