A fresh warning has come for people to not put themselves at risk by entering streams or water.
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is giving the warning following a call on Thursday, July 6, to rescue a dog from a stream.
Two crews from Ramsbottom and Whitefield along with the water incident unit from Heywood rescued the dog from a culvert on Palatine Drive, Bury.
Station Manager Daniel Marshall said: â€œPlease never enter streams, open water or anywhere that doesnâ€™t have a lifeguard present.
â€œYou can never be certain of the depth of the water, it is a lot colder than you expect and you can easily be swept away.â€
Councillor David Acton, Chair of the Fire Committee, said: â€œOur firefighters work extremely hard to keep everyone in Greater Manchester safe and this incident was no different.
â€œWater can be extremely dangerous, with culverts giving risk of a build-up of gases, so please never enter them. Our crews are highly trained to enter dangerous situations like this one so please leave it to the experts.â€
Crews used specialist buoyancy and other tools to rescue it and were on the scene for approximately 50 minutes.
Daniel added: â€œNever follow your animal into water, as they will usually be able to find their own way out.
â€œIf you do see someone struggling in water, call 999 and wait for our arrival so we can use our specialist equipment to rescue them.â€
To find out more about staying safe near water visit our Safe 4 Summer website.