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Injured woman rescued from river bank

inside a fire engine

Published by at 10:59am 31st December 2018

Firefighters have used a special cage to rescue a woman from the banks of the River Irwell in Rawtenstall.

Crews from Rawtenstall, Nelson, Hyndburn a boat crew from Preston went to her rescue at 6:45am.

Firefighters lowered the rescue cage down to pull the woman up to safety.

She has now been taken to hospital.

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