Woman rescued after River Goyt fall at Strines

A woman who was washed downstream after falling into the River Goyt in Greater Manchester has been rescued by the emergency services.

She was seen in the river at Strines, near Stockport, by a thermal imaging camera on the police helicopter.

The 36-year-old was pulled from the water near a footpath off Plucksbridge Road at about 20:40 BST on Wednesday.

Simon Dowling, from Marple Fire Station, said she was "lucky" as the river was "fast-flowing and cold".

The woman, who had been in the river for about 30 minutes, was taken to hospital and treated for hypothermia.

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