Fire chiefs in Hull are calling on the council to install roadside barriers alongside the Victoria Dock basin on the River Hull.
The safety experts claimed that two lives have already been lost along the stretch of road and 11 people have had to be rescued after falling into the river.
Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, Dene Sanders, director of operations response and community protection, said: "We are working with Hull City Council and the harbour master to see if we can guard or restrict access to that area."
"It is a concern to us. We have attended on numerous occasions, to rescue people who are often under the influence of alcohol and have fallen in," he added.
In one incident, a 30-year-old man fell into the river and 20 firefighters were sent to rescue him.
Recently, metal railings
were erected in Watford to protect people from the deep-flowing river that runs through the town, reported the Watford Observer.