Crowds of people gathered to watch a man nearly drown after falling into a 30ft-deep river with nobody coming to help, police have said.
Unconfirmed social media reports also suggested some people took selfies during the incident.
The man fell into the River Ouse behind the Radisson hotel near the Ouse Bridge, in York, on Thursday afternoon.
A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “Crowds gathered on Ouse Bridge and surrounding walkways, watching the man struggle to keep his head above water, without any apparent attempt to throw him a life ring.”
There were two life rings within 50 metres, said the force. One was eventually thrown to the man when police officers arrived at the scene.