Woman thought to have fallen into River Douglas in Wigan found 'safe and well'

Emergency crews on the Tesco car park, on Central Park Way
Emergency crews on the Tesco car park, on Central Park Way

The search for a woman thought to have fallen into the River Douglas has been called off after she was found elsewhere.


Police did not disclose where the woman was discovered, but said she was "safe and well".

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It follows a large operation by the emergency services after they received reports a woman had fallen into the water shortly after 10.30pm on Friday.

Initial reports to Wigan Today suggested a man was also in the water, but it is thought this was not the case.

Police, fire crews and paramedics went to Central Park Way, in Wigan town centre, to look for the woman.

A fire service spokesman said: "Three fire engines from Wigan, Hindley and Eccles attended the scene along with specialist support from the water incident unit, technical response unit and a search and rescue dog.

"The police helicopter also assisted the search."

They could not find the woman and called off the search at 1.30am, before it resumed on Saturday morning.