Dramatic rescue on River Irwell

Emergency services rescue man from Irwell Credit: Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service

Specialist firefighters have rescued a man from the River Irwell in Ramsbottom. He got into difficulties whilst rafting. A group of kayakers raised the alarm and helped keep him afloat until emergency services arrived.

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