Tameside fire crews join large emergency services effort at nearby reservoir

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FIRE fighters from Tameside found themselves at the centre of dramatic scenes as several emergency services vehicles helped pull a car from Dovestone reservoir.

A crew from Mossley was joined by a specialist unit from Ashton after reports of the vehicle, a yellow Nissan Micra, being driven into the water.

A specialist unit from Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service travelled all the way from Eccles to Greenfield as dark descended on Sunday, June 18.

Joined by a number of ambulance and police units, they joined a co-ordinated effort as sight of them making their way there sparked concern in the local area.

However, there was no-one injured or found their life in danger as the car was eventually pulled out.

A spokesperson for Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) said: “At about 8.30pm on Sunday June 18, fire crews were called to reports of a vehicle in the water at Dovestone Reservoir near Oldham.

“Fire engines from Oldham and Mossley stations, as well as the technical rescue unit from Ashton and the water incident unit from Eccles, quickly attended the scene.

“Firefighters searched the vehicle and surrounding area using an underwater camera to check there were no persons in danger.

“Crews then used a winch to recover the vehicle from the water before handing the scene over to colleagues from Greater Manchester Police.”

The Correpondent has approached Greater Manchester Police for its statement.

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