Woman rescued from river

River Darwen at Chorley Road. Picture: Google
River Darwen at Chorley Road. Picture: Google
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A woman was rescued by emergency services after falling into a river.

Six fire engines, police and paramedics were called to the River Darwen near Chorley Road in Walton-le-Dale, where the 44-year-old went into the water just after 11pm on Sunday.

Watch manager Mark Noblett said the woman was at the bottom of a steep banking, making it difficult for her to be brought out.

He said: “There were police in the water, they scrambled down the banking and hauled her to the side.

“We got some rope and a harness and got them down to her. The water wasn’t that deep, but it was fast-running.

“We got another line down, secured it round her waste and hauled her up.

“We got her onto a stretcher, she was talking when we got her up, and she went into an ambulance.”