A 35-year-man has been cautioned by police after resisting attempts to rescue him from the River Welland in Spalding.
Water rescue specialists from Spalding and Bourne, along with firemen from Holbeach, were called to reports of a man in the river off Love Lane at about 7.45pm on Monday.
The man later climbed out of the river himself and was arrested by police for being drunk and disorderly.
A Lincolnshire Police spokeswoman said: “Officers attended at 7.45pm and ended up arresting a man for being drunk and disorderly as he was being uncooperative to rescu attempts.
“He was later released with a caution.”