A MAN was rescued from a muddy embankment after falling
when trying to bring a dog to safety.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) received a
call just before 2pm on Friday, October 19 after a man slipped down
the embankment in Clifton Country Park in Clifton, Salford.
Red Watch firefighters from Farnworth and Broughton fire
stations were sent to the incident with a boat team from Heywood
and members of the Mountain Rescue Team.
The man, believed to be in his mid-30s, was rescued from down
the embankment by firefighters and the Mountain Rescue Team using
line rescue equipment. He was then taken to hospital by
ambulance paramedics suffering from a suspected broken arm.
Watch Manager Neil Fox from Heywood Fire Station said: "We
arrived at the country park to find a man who had slipped down a
20-30 foot embankment wedged against a tree right by the
river. If it wasn't for the tree the man could have easily
have ended up in the water.
"We brought him to safety, with the Mountain Rescue Team, using
line rescue equipment before ambulance paramedics took him to
The dog, that was being walked by a lady in the country park,
made its way to safety before fire crews arrived at the scene.