Large emergency service presence in early hours after car enters river

A LARGE emergency service presence attended in West Cheshire in the early hours of this morning, Saturday. Crews from Cheshire Police, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service rushed to Northwich shortly before 4am. The nature of the incident was a car entering the river near to Vickersway Park.

Chester and District Standard: Photos from the scene show a car, a white Ford, in the waterway near to the railway arches. Emergency service crews can be seen working at the scene, with residents reporting hearing sirens and flashing lights attending the park.

READ MORE: Investigation launched after large fire in building[1] The circumstances that led to the incident are as of yet unclear, however police say the driver was able to swim to safety. Chester and District Standard:

A spokesman for Cheshire Police said: "At 3.55am on Saturday, July 23, a member of the public called to inform police that a white Ford Focus had been driven into the river near Waterbank Row in Northwich. "Police, Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service and North West Ambulance Service all attended the incident and a male driver swam to safety. "Cheshire Fire and Rescue, using a raft, confirmed that no persons were trapped inside.

Police are awaiting the recovery of the vehicle."

References

  1. ^ READ MORE: Investigation launched after large fire in building (www.chesterstandard.co.uk)