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Injured man, 60, rescued from river in Ashton-under-Lyne

River Tame Image copyright Google
Image caption The man was pulled from the River Tame, which runs through Ashton-under-Lyne

A 60-year-old man has been rescued from a river after he fell in and became stranded.

Fire crews, police and paramedics from Greater Manchester were called to Portland Basin near Margaret Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, at about 09:45 GMT.

The man, who was suffering an ankle injury, was brought to shore using a rescue boat, ropes and a spine board.

Firefighter and incident manager Mick Rothwell said: "It was difficult because the terrain is very steep."

He continued: "It's full of trees so we had to clear a path to gain access. Crews worked really well to quickly work out a safe plan to rescue the man."

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