VIDEO: Man pulled from River Weaver

Man pulled from River Weaver

Man pulled from River Weaver

VIDEO: Man pulled from River Weaver

VIDEO: Man pulled from River Weaver

VIDEO: Man pulled from River Weaver

VIDEO: Man pulled from River Weaver

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FOUR police cars, two fire engines, two ambulance vehicles and a helicopter were called to Northwich after a man jumped into the River Weaver to escape police, the Guardian understands.

A helicopter began circulating the area near Navigation Road around 2pm this afternoon and residents said four police cars arrived at a similar time.

An ambulance vehicle arrived shortly after and parked at the bank of the river on the Canal and River Trust site.

Two fire engines then arrived and were led along the bank of the river by a trust worker.

Onlookers gathered on Yarwood Close as emergency services attempted to get a man, who had jumped into the river near the viaduct, out of the water.

One onlooker said: “My mum said she saw a man running past her house, he was being chased by police and then jumped in the water to hide from them.

“He only had a t shirt on and was in there for more than half an hour, he must have hypothermia.”

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service were called at 1.42pm to what was reported as a man stuck on a bridge over the River Weaver. Crews from Northwich, Winsford and Knutsford attended.

A spokesperson said: “The incident took place close to Weir Street in the town centre. When the crews arrived they found the man stranded under the bridge.

“A firefighter wearing special height safety equipment got to the man via a ladder. He was then rescued to a safe position. It was then over to the police.”
 

The man was retrieved from the river and appeared to be wearing jeans, a tracksuit hoody and a hat.

He was led away by police and members of the ambulance service.

A police spokesperson added: “On Friday, February 21 police received reports of a theft from a property in Darwin Street, Northwich.

“An investigation was launched and enquiries led officers to another address in the town. Whilst at the address a man fled the scene.

“He was later located in the River Weaver nearby. Emergency services attended the scene and the man was successfully rescued from the water at 2.20pm.

“He was taken to hospital to be checked over and has since been discharged.

“A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of theft - he remains in custody at this time and is helping police with their enquiries."

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11:46pm Fri 21 Feb 14

widnesman says...

Any one who jumps into water, "unless they are on fire" should be left there, their choice!!
This incident has cost the tax payer a fortune!!
Any one who jumps into water, "unless they are on fire" should be left there, their choice!! This incident has cost the tax payer a fortune!! widnesman
  • Score: 1

1:37am Sat 22 Feb 14

WHS says...

For one thief all this lot, had they nothing better to do? If you get robbed at home you can't get a copper to come for love nor money yet four police cars attended this minor happening and as for two ambulances, why two and God alone knows why they needed two fire engines. If the Government wanted to set something up to show the services are over-staffed they could not have come up with a better event. I don't think the services ARE over-staffed but the coordinator of this event, whoever it was needs sacking as too incompetent to run a you know what in a brewery!
WHS.
For one thief all this lot, had they nothing better to do? If you get robbed at home you can't get a copper to come for love nor money yet four police cars attended this minor happening and as for two ambulances, why two and God alone knows why they needed two fire engines. If the Government wanted to set something up to show the services are over-staffed they could not have come up with a better event. I don't think the services ARE over-staffed but the coordinator of this event, whoever it was needs sacking as too incompetent to run a you know what in a brewery! WHS. WHS
  • Score: 2

12:11pm Sat 22 Feb 14

sylvia2036 says...

Why can't the people who set up the type in newspapers spell properly! Don't they have the equivalent of Spellcheck? It's hypothermia not hyperthermia.
Why can't the people who set up the type in newspapers spell properly! Don't they have the equivalent of Spellcheck? It's hypothermia not hyperthermia. sylvia2036
  • Score: 3

12:19pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Quoman says...

WHS wrote:
For one thief all this lot, had they nothing better to do? If you get robbed at home you can't get a copper to come for love nor money yet four police cars attended this minor happening and as for two ambulances, why two and God alone knows why they needed two fire engines. If the Government wanted to set something up to show the services are over-staffed they could not have come up with a better event. I don't think the services ARE over-staffed but the coordinator of this event, whoever it was needs sacking as too incompetent to run a you know what in a brewery!
WHS.
WHS if thought about the situation before having a go at our services, you might understand why!
x4 police cars, traffic management, apprehend the perp
x 2 ambulances, you can only transport 1 patient at a time, so if there were more casualties than just the perp in the water, then makes sense to have 2
x 2 Fire engines, there was only one fire engine, and a special equipment unit.
So all in all not too over the top, or incompetent!
[quote][p][bold]WHS[/bold] wrote: For one thief all this lot, had they nothing better to do? If you get robbed at home you can't get a copper to come for love nor money yet four police cars attended this minor happening and as for two ambulances, why two and God alone knows why they needed two fire engines. If the Government wanted to set something up to show the services are over-staffed they could not have come up with a better event. I don't think the services ARE over-staffed but the coordinator of this event, whoever it was needs sacking as too incompetent to run a you know what in a brewery! WHS.[/p][/quote]WHS if thought about the situation before having a go at our services, you might understand why! x4 police cars, traffic management, apprehend the perp x 2 ambulances, you can only transport 1 patient at a time, so if there were more casualties than just the perp in the water, then makes sense to have 2 x 2 Fire engines, there was only one fire engine, and a special equipment unit. So all in all not too over the top, or incompetent! Quoman
  • Score: 6

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