Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service
146 Bolton Road
Tel: 0161 736 5866
For a FREE Safe and Well visit please call:
Incident Date: 28 July 2017
BETWEEN 5:30pm on Thursday, July 27 and 8:30am on Friday, July 28 Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attended 84 incidents. Read about a selection of people rescues below:
Person rescue – Leigh
AT 18.14pm on Thursday, July 27, one fire engine and technical response unit from Leigh, a technical response unit and major rescue unit from Ashton Under Lyne and a water incident unit and fire engine from Eccles were called to a person rescue in Cherry Grove, Leigh.
A person had become trapped in mud in the area, with firefighters managing to free them one hour and 20 minutes after receiving the call. The person was cared for by paramedics once rescued from the mud.
Person rescue – Bolton
AT 23.05pm on Thursday, July 27, two fire engines from Bolton, two technical rescue and major rescue units from Leigh and the water incident unit from Eccles were mobilised to an incident in Brown Street, Bolton.
The person had fallen down a steep embankment at the side of the river. The boat crew were positioned downstream whilst firefighters rescued the person from the embankment by using a stretcher.
Firefighters remained at the incident for 35 minutes.
Person rescue – Manchester
AT 02.26am on Thursday, July 27, two fire engines from Manchester Central and the water incident unit from Eccles were called to an incident in Canal Street, Manchester.
On arrival firefighters found a person marooned a window ledge on the canal banking, requiring them to use a 9m ladder to rescue.
The person was taken to have checks at hospital by paramedics, firefighters remained on the scene for thirty minutes.