Huge overnight search after man jumps into water in Chipping

Emergency services launched a major search operation in Chipping overnight after reports that a man had jumped into a swollen brook.

By Brian Ellis
Sunday, 5th July 2020, 7:51 am
Updated Sunday, 5th July 2020, 1:51 pm
Chipping Brook was swollen due to heavy rain.
Chipping Brook was swollen due to heavy rain.

The alert was raised at around 2:50am. A police helicopter was brought in to help with the operation, with paramedics, firefighters and the Bowland Pennine Mountain Rescue team also taking part.

The search was later called off after the man managed to get himself out of Chipping Brook and was located by police officers.

A fire crew from Preston helped in the incident. A spokesman said: "It was a big search with all the emergency services involved.

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"We were called in to help look for the man. But he got himself out of the water."

It is not known if the man was injured.