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Incident Date: 25 August 2017
Between 8.30am and 5.30pm on Friday, August 25,we received 48 calls and attended 30 incidents. Read about a water rescue we attended below:
Water rescue - Wigan
AT 15.31pm on Friday, August 25, three fire engines from Wigan and Eccles, as well as one boat unit from Eccles and one major rescue unit from Leigh were called to a water rescue in Wigan.
When firefighters arrived they found a person had fallen into the canal and had suffered head and hip injuries. Firefighters used one short extension ladder to rescue the person from the water, at which point they were taken to the local hospital by ambulance crews.
Firefighters remained at the incident for 40 minutes.