DETAILS of a dramatic water rescue in Cheshire last weekend have been released by firefighters.

Four Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (CFRS) crews from Nantwich, Chester and Powey Lane were sent to Wrenbury Heath Road, in Wrenbury on Saturday evening.

A rapid response unit, also from Nantwich, plus a rope rescue unit from Lymm and aerial ladder platform from Chester were all on hand to help.


They were responding to reports that a man had fallen into a canal basin and needed to be rescued at around 9.10pm.

A spokesman for CFRS said: “Crews were deployed following reports of a man falling into a canal basin near a public house in Wrenbury.

“After a search of the area with colleagues from the police, he was located and firefighters used their specialist water safety rescue skills to assist him from the water.

“He was passed to the care of ambulance crews and taken to hospital with injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.

“Crews were at the scene for around one hour and 30 minutes.”