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65-year-old man rescued from river in Cheshire

Picture courtesy of Cheshire Police Specials

A 65-year-old man is one of a number of people that have been rescued from rivers in Cheshire.

Fire crews responded to reports of flooding around London Road in Northwich. 

Six fire engines attended, two from the town, and one each from Winsford, Warrington, Widnes and Lymm.

Swift water crews attended with nearby residents and pets evacuated due to the rising water level. 

The local leisure centre was opened to accommodate up to 20 people from the Marina. 

A 65-year-old man was rescued from the water and handed into the care of paramedics and another man was taken to hospital believed to be suffering from hypothermia.

Firefighters also attended reports of a man in the River Weaver near Waterlode in Nantwich.

Five fire engines attended - one from Nantwich, one from Chester, one from Powey Lane, one from Ellesmere Port and one from Lymm.

Using wading equipment, crews rescued the man who was hanging on to the bridge in fast flowing water and he was brought to safety.

Crews were detained for approximately twenty minutes.

Fire crews received reports of flooding severely affecting three properties on Marsh Lane in Edleston.

Firefighters also rescued up to 17 sheep which were stuck in flood water in Moss Hall Lane in Audlem. 

(Picture courtesy of Nantwich Fire Service)

Animal rescue and the swift water team used farmers machinery and two rafts to bring the sheep to safety. 

Sadly it is believed around 20 sheep had already died before crews arrived at the scene.

The water, around 12 inches deep, was pumped out by firefighters. 

Marsh Lane was closed while fire crews remained at the scene to clear the water.

 

 

 

 

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