Cheshire bridge fall sparks huge late-night water rescue operation

A water rescue operation was launched on Saturday night (July 8) after a person fell from a bridge in Warrington.

The incident happened at Padgate Brook near Connaught Avenue shortly after 11pm. Four fire engines – supported by a rescue boat unit, an aerial ladder platform and a rope rescue unit – attended the scene.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters were called to reports of a person who had fallen from a bridge and into water in Connaught Avenue, Warrington.

“Crews rescued one person from the water and handed them into the care of paramedics.”

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