Woman rescued from Nelson reservoir

Woman rescued from Nelson reservoir

Woman rescued from Nelson reservoir

First published in News

A WOMAN had to be rescued from the overflow section of a reservoir after slipping and banging her head.

The woman was with two friends at Walverden Reservoir, in Nelson, when the incident happened on Thursday evening.

She was on the slippery overflow section on the Brunswick Road side of the reservoir.

Paramedics were called at around 7.20pm, and they called the fire service 20 minutes later to help get the injured party off the concrete overflow section, which was covered in water.

The woman was described as being ‘groggy’ after banging her head and was taken to Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Dave Robinson, crew manager at Nelson Fire Station, said: “The overflow section was very slippery and the three people had all put themselves in a very vulnerable position.

“A triple extension ladder was used to gain access down to the overflow where firefighters were able to approach the casualty and take her and two of her friends to a place of safety.”

The incident came just five days after 17-year-old James Goodship, from Colne, drowned in Lake Burwain after getting into difficulty when playing on a makeshift raft with friends.

Following James’s death, Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson called for greater awareness of the dangers of playing in open water.

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11:01pm Sun 29 Jun 14

gazzandste says...

Why are people attracted to the local reservoir. They are the most dangerous place to hang around . Please stay away and leave it to supplying drinking water, not another statistic of drowning.
Why are people attracted to the local reservoir. They are the most dangerous place to hang around . Please stay away and leave it to supplying drinking water, not another statistic of drowning. gazzandste
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11:15pm Sun 29 Jun 14

gazzandste says...

Sorry to James`s relatives by this post. People need to think before going near their local reservoir. God bless you all in your sudden loss.
Sorry to James`s relatives by this post. People need to think before going near their local reservoir. God bless you all in your sudden loss. gazzandste
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4:09pm Mon 30 Jun 14

It's a spade! says...

Would it be too much to expect an actual photo of the reservoir concerned rather than a lake in Cumbria?
Would it be too much to expect an actual photo of the reservoir concerned rather than a lake in Cumbria? It's a spade!
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