Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Moment Frank, 74, Was Rescued in a Wheelie Bin

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

The Moment Frank, 74, Was Rescued in a Wheelie Bin

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AN elderly man had to be rescued from his flooded home...in a WHEELIE BIN.

Brave family members and neighbours took action when Frank Henderson, 74, and his wife Jean, 69, became stranded during the floods.

The dramatic rescue took place in Selby Close, Radcliffe.

Video footage shows Mr Henderson, who cannot walk, being pulled from his house in the wheelie bin by his grandson, Tony Shaw, and two neighbours.

One of the rescuers, Ian Healer, 42, said they had no choice but to put the grandad in the make-shift rescue craft after the fire service were unable to attend because they were carrying out a major rescue at a nearby care home.

Mr Healer said: "We just wanted to keep him dry. He can't walk.

"He couldn't stay in the house because it's infected water. So we got a clean bin and got him to safety. …

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