A 19 year old intoxicated university student had a lucky escape after getting stuck in mud just feet from a fast flowing river.
Huddersfield Watch Commander Andy Rose said they were called to rescue him at 6.05am.
He said the teenager was on the river bank three to four feet from the water at Kings Bridge Road and clinging on to trees, 15 feet down from the road.
Mr Rose said: "We don't know how long he had been there. Fortunately his cries for help were heard by some other students who immediately phoned the emergency services.
"He was dressed only in a T shirt so was at risk from hypothermia."
He was rescued by fire crew wearing life jackets and using a short extension ladder and secured by line.
Paramedics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service provided medical care.
As well as one pump from Huddersfield, the water rescue pump from Rastrick and a crew from Halifax were mobilised.