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Firefighters rescue four people from flood water in Bury

Borough: Bury

Incident Date: 12 November 2016

FOUR people have been rescued from their cars by firefighters after becoming trapped in flood water in Bury.

At 8.10am on Saturday, November 12, 2016, North West Fire Control received reports of two vehicles trapped in around two to three feet of water in Ferngrove.

Fire engines from Bury and Whitefield were mobilised to the incident along with a water incident unit from Heywood.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service firefighters used an inflatable raft, known as a water sled, from the water incident unit to rescue the four people – a woman from one car and three men from another car (ages unknown).


Above photo shows the two cars

The woman was treated by North West Ambulance Service staff members.

Firefighters remained at the incident for around one hour, and while they were there they even helped local residents through the water.IMG_0550.jpg


Above photo shows a GMFRS firefighter helping a local resident through the flood water

Greater Manchester Police attended the incident in relation to the closure of Ferngrove.

Last update: 12/11/2016 11:38:55
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