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Fire service rescue man from bridge in Bury town centre

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A man has been rescued from a bridge in Bury town centre.

Firefighters used a rope and ladder to rescue the man from the bridge. 

Emergency services were called to the scene on Bolton Street at around 9 am this morning. 

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “Just before 9am this morning (Wednesday 24th May), three fire engines from Whitefield, Bolton North and Bury central fire station along with the Technical Response Unit from Ashton were called to reports of person on a bridge on Bolton Street, Bury.

“Crews arrived quickly at scene. Firefighters used a rope and a nine-meter ladder to rescue a man from the bridge.

“Firefighters were in attendance for around three hours.”

Greater Manchester Police, North West Ambulance Service and Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service attended the scene. 

A police spokesperson confirmed to Roch Valley Radio this morning that they responded to reports of concern for welfare of a man. 

Bolton Street was re-opened at around midday. 

Roch Valley Radio has contacted Greater Manchester Police for an update. 

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