A WANTED man, who took an overdose after a bust-up with his girlfriend, sparked a police helicopter search.
The 27-year-old man, who has not yet been named, called an ambulance at around 11.45pm on Saturday, after taking a cocktail of alcohol and prescription sedatives.
Police called a search helicopter after the man, who was due back in prison for breaching his parole, told a 999 operator he didn’t know where he was and couldn’t move his legs.
The man was found at midday on Sunday by police and ambulance crews in a bush next to a bridleway off Burn Road, Birchencliffe.
He was taken under police guard to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary conscious and breathing.
It is understood the man had been involved in argument with his girlfriend from the Lindley area.
He had then run off with a sleeping bag having taken an overdose.