Scarborough’s Spa Bridge was closed in the early hours of this morning, Friday June 10, after two members of the public reported a person in distress.
Emergency services were called to the scene, and the bridge later reopened at around 1am this morning.
The person in distress was brought to safety and is now receiving help, police said.
A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police said: “Thank you to the two wonderful members of the public who stayed with the person until our officers arrived.
"Your brave actions undoubtedly made a huge difference until we could bring the incident to a safe conclusion.”