Emergency services rushed to the Bridgewater Canal near Sale in Manchester at around 7:45 am. There, firefighters spent nearly two hours rescuing and trying to save the man. However, he died on the scene in a situation where the police did not think he was suspicious.
Due to police staying at the scene, the tram stop and part of the towpath near the park are closed. Manchester Evening News Report.
A spokesman for the Greater Manchester Constabulary said:
“Police and the Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Team responded and sadly confirmed that a man had died on the scene.
“Investigation is underway to identify the man behind the incident and the situation.
“At this point, it is believed that there are no suspicious situations.
“Anyone who has the information should contact the police online, if possible, or via 101, citing Incident 686 of October 14, 2021.”
A fire brigade of two engines and a water accident unit rushed to the scene.
“Immediately after 7:45 am on Thursday, October 14, firefighters were summoned to an incident near Marsland Road on Sale.” A spokesman for the Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service (GMFRS) said.
“Two fire trucks from the Strettford and Sale fire departments, a water accident unit from Eccles, and a technical rescue unit from Ashton immediately joined the scene.
“The GMFRS crew was present for about two hours.”
The traffic on the A6144, which passes over the canal, is crowded due to operation. The eastbound tailback passes through the center of the sale and the westbound traffic is congested from the Barlow Moore area.
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