Police and fire units search Manchester Ship Canal in Stretford after false reports of body in the water

Police and fire units search Manchester Ship Canal in Stretford after false reports of body in the water

Police and fire units search Manchester Ship Canal in Stretford after false reports of body in the water

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MULTIPLE police and fire units were called to a section of the Manchester Ship Canal after reports of a body in the water – which in fact turned out to be floating debris.


Crews from four fire stations including a boat crew were sent to the section close to Redclyffe Road, in Stretford, just before 8pm on Friday, January 3.
 

A police helicopter equipped with heat-seeking cameras was also sent to assist the search.
 

The search was called off after police and fire officers found that the item floating in the water was merely debris.
 

A spokesman Greater Manchester Police said: "There's no suggestion anybody has entered the water."
 

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