Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hero Firefighter Saved Man Who Fell off Bridge

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Hero Firefighter Saved Man Who Fell off Bridge

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AN OFF-DUTY firefighter has been hailed a hero after he helped to save a man who fell from a motorway bridge above the M60.

Karl Grindrod, watch commander at Withington fire station, was driving home to Bacup, in Lancashire, one morning after finishing his night shift when he noticed a crowd of people stood in the carriageway near Blackley.

As he slowed down, he saw a young man lying motionless on the ground and a woman desperately trying to revive him.

The dad-of-two immediately ran over to the man, who was unconscious and not breathing.

Along with the woman and a nurse, they performed CPR and incredibly the man started to come round.

Karl, a firefighter of 17 years, said: "The man was really fortunate, the timing of everything and the people that were there to help him.

"He wasn't conscious or breathing when we got to him, but we managed to revive him, and then I stayed with him, talking to him and keeping him calm until the ambulance arrived. …

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