Rescue operation launched after man falls down ‘muddy embankment’ at beauty spot

A rescue operation was launched after a man fell down a ‘muddy embankment’ at a popular beauty spot.

Police, firefighters and paramedics were called to Daisy Nook country park on the border of Oldham and Ashton-under-Lyne at about 5.45pm on Friday.

Firefighters brought the man to safety using a stretcher and ropes.

It’s not clear if he was injured.

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A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “At around 5.45pm this evening (Friday 3 December) we received a report that a man had fallen down a muddy embankment near Oldham Road, Ashton-under-Lyne.

“Two fire engines from Oldham and Hollins fire stations were quickly at the scene, joined by the Technical Response Unit from Ashton and hydraulic platform from Manchester Central.

“Firefighters located the man and used a stretcher, lighting, and rope rescue equipment to bring him up the embankment and into the care of colleagues from North West Ambulance Service.

“Crews were in attendance for just over an hour.”

Manchester Evening News – Oldham