Firefighters rescue boy stranded on raft in lake at Thrybergh Country Park in Rotherham

Emergency services were called to Thrybergh Country Park in Rotherham on Sunday afternoon, following reports a boy had become stranded on a float in the middle of the lake.

Thrybergh Country Park in Rotherham.

Firefighters were called to the popular beauty spot just after 4pm and arrived to find the boy stranded on a floating raft.

Crews used a boat to reach the boy, before fitting him with a life jacket, and taking him back to land.

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The boy was not injured.

A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Firefighters from Aston Park, Tankersley and Rotherham were called to the country park at 4.05pm on Sunday afternoon.

"Upon arrival they found a boy stranded on a floating raft in the middle of a lake. He was not in distress or in the water, but he needed help getting back to shore.

"One of our crews took a boat with paddles to reach him, fit him with a life jacket and take him back safely.

"He wasn’t hurt in any way and they left the scene at around 5.26pm."