Firefighters used a boat to rescue a man stuck in a stream in Preston.
Crews were called by paramedics to Brabiner Lane, Haighton on Wednesday morning to help recover the casualty from Blundel Brook.
A fire brigade spokesman said: “The ambulance service were already on the scene and asked for our specialist equipment to help get the man out.
“The original call came through as a road traffic collision, but when we arrived at the scene it was a man in the water. We used a boat to rescue him.”
It is understood the man was later taken to the Royal Preston Hospital.