One person 'rescued' from water following large emergency presence in Bury

    One person has been 'rescued' from water by fire crews in Bury this afternoon.

    Emergency services were called to the scene by the River Irwell at around 4pm this afternoon. 

    A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Just before 4pm this afternoon (Monday 18th July), two fire engines from Bury central and Ramsbottom fire station were called to reports of a person in the water on Jubilee Way, Bury.

    “The crews arrived quickly at scene. Firefighters wearing full water kit rescued one person from the water.

    “Firefighters have been in attendance for around an hour and are still at the scene.”

    Eyewitnesses noticed a large emergency service presence in the area. 

    Greater Manchester Police spokesperson added: "Officers were called by colleagues from GMFRS just after 4pm today (18 July 2022) to a report of a body in water.

    "Emergency services are in attendance and enquiries are on-going."

    North West Ambulance Service have been contacted for comment.  

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