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Woman rescued from stream by fire crews dies in hospital
Monday 8th May 2017 @ 13:34 by Nigel P.

The GMFRS Heywood inshore rescue team seen here in a training exercise successfully rescued a woman from a stream in Ashton on Saturday but she sadly died a short time later in Hospital

A woman rescued from a stream behind Wilshaw Lane, Ashton on Saturday morning has died police have confirmed.

Fire crews from Ashton, including the Technical Response Unit and Stalybridge, and the Water Incident Unit from Heywood were involved in a rescue operation to bring a woman up from a steep embankment at Wilshaw Lane close to a stream.

Firefighters successfully  rescued the woman who was believed to have been unconscious at the time of the incident, using rope and rescue equipment

However after being taken away to hospital by paramedics the woman sadly died, most likely from exposure,

Crews were in attendance for approximately thirty minutes.

A Greater Manchester Police spokesman said: “Shortly before 11am on Saturday 6 May 2017, police were called to Oldham Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, to reports of a distressed woman.

“Officers attended and discovered a woman in her 30s. She was taken to hospital for treatment where she sadly died.

“Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding her death are ongoing.

“Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 811 of 06/05/17, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”