However, when the teams arrived, they discovered the injured man was actually an actor filming a zombie movie by the Aire and Calder canal near Stanley Ferry.
A member of the public had contacted the police about an incident near the canal at around 7.45pm last Tuesday (May 22), reports The Telegraph.
Officers from Normanton neighbourhood police team (NPT) later tweeted: "PC Saxon and PC Winfield have attended the canal between Stanley Ferry and Eastmoor in company with ambulance to reports of a male covered in blood staggering around.
"Once they arrived they located a group of film makers in the last day of filming a Zombie movie with some very realistic makeup on show."
Nicola Morter is currently producing The Eschatrilogy for Safehouse Pictures UK.
She explained that the incident occurred while 30 actors and extras were in zombie make-up on the last day of their shoot.
She said: "The zombies were walking across a bridge over the canal. I'm guessing either a dog walker or someone driving past has spotted one.
"The police were completely fine about it, they just laughed. The zombies do look good. They are very old school. They are rotting, covered in bites, blood and mud and do look scary."
PC Tim Saxon added: "We got called to a report of a male covered in blood staggering around. We had to investigate what it was and take it on its own merit as it could have been anything.
"We were worried about finding the person as quickly as possible while looking after our own safety. We had to walk through fields and didn't know what it was we would find.
"Then suddenly we saw nine zombies and a film crew and they had some very realistic make-up. It was a relief no-one was injured and we would prefer to be safe than sorry. They were just as surprised to see us and were quite jovial."
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