Canal death investigation as man fights for life

One dies after pair go into the Rochdale Canal Credit: PA Images

A man's fighting for his life after leaping into the Rochdale Canal in Manchester to save someone who had fallen in.

The 34 year old is thought to have jumped into the water to save his friend.

Police say a 26 year old man was pulled by fire crews from canal in the city centre centre close to Dale Street but he died.

Detectives say they are still investigating how the two men came to be in the water in the first place.