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Unconscious man rescued from Burnley 'drugs den'

Lancashire Telegraph: An unconscious man was rescued from the riverbank near McDonald’s in Burnley An unconscious man was rescued from the riverbank near McDonald’s in Burnley

A MAN was rescued by firefighters after he was found unconscious in a ‘drugs den’ next to a river.

Paramedics and fire crews were called to Hall Street in Burnley after receiving reports of a man in the River Brun, behind McDonald’s.

But when they arrived at the scene, they found the unconscious man down an embankment.

Firefighters from Burnley and Hyndburn were called around 6.15pm on Saturday to help remove the man from an area where the riverbank had washed away, leaving a concrete culvert.

Crew manager at Burnley fire station, Alan Ashworth said: “We were called to assist paramedics with an overdosed male who was in a very, very poor condition. We helped to resuscitate the casualty, and an aerial ladder platform came over from Hyndburn to help remove him from an area of land where the banking has washed away, leaving the concrete footing of the nearby shops.

“The man was very lucky. If we had not got to him when we did, paramedics said he would have died.

“A couple of people in a car saw a man jump over a wall and thought he had fallen in the river, but when we arrived we found a drugs den.”

A nearby worker, who did not want to be named, said the area was a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

He said: “I saw an ambulance and a fire engine with a ladder out. We thought it must have been a training exercise.

“The area is always full of kids. There’s a ramp round the back and a lot of people there all the time. If you come down Hall Street you can’t see them, but if you go in the car park, you can see them on the other side of the river.”

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12:57pm Mon 24 Feb 14

mmickk says...

What a waste of resources should have left them to die. Some honest hard working person could die while the emergency services are tied up with this. All that happens is they will be fixed up in hospital to go out and steal and rob.
What a waste of resources should have left them to die. Some honest hard working person could die while the emergency services are tied up with this. All that happens is they will be fixed up in hospital to go out and steal and rob. mmickk
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10:59pm Mon 24 Feb 14

kingbilly says...

This person was probably brought up by some heartless self centered arsehole like you,Itake it your related to david cameron,rot in hell,****
This person was probably brought up by some heartless self centered arsehole like you,Itake it your related to david cameron,rot in hell,**** kingbilly
  • Score: 2

6:28am Tue 25 Feb 14

Steven Seagull says...

Who are you talking about?
Who are you talking about? Steven Seagull
  • Score: 0

11:18am Tue 25 Feb 14

kingbilly says...

im talking about,the so called,mmickk
im talking about,the so called,mmickk kingbilly
  • Score: 0

2:29pm Thu 6 Mar 14

HecticBigBoy says...

kingbilly wrote:
im talking about,the so called,mmickk
I have been broken into and robbed twice by drug addicts and i am afraid i agree with mmick! They have no intention of sorting their lives out so rot in hell
[quote][p][bold]kingbilly[/bold] wrote: im talking about,the so called,mmickk[/p][/quote]I have been broken into and robbed twice by drug addicts and i am afraid i agree with mmick! They have no intention of sorting their lives out so rot in hell HecticBigBoy
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4:28pm Thu 6 Mar 14

kingbilly says...

HecticBigBoy wrote:
kingbilly wrote:
im talking about,the so called,mmickk
I have been broken into and robbed twice by drug addicts and i am afraid i agree with mmick! They have no intention of sorting their lives out so rot in hell
im robbed bye this government every day,they are also a load of sex perverts,and rapists,take a look at nigel evens ribble valley mp,take a look at them when they are in the house of commans,the grunts and stupid noises they make,how can anyone grow up to be decent,with the example they set,drugs get them away from these sick mps
[quote][p][bold]HecticBigBoy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kingbilly[/bold] wrote: im talking about,the so called,mmickk[/p][/quote]I have been broken into and robbed twice by drug addicts and i am afraid i agree with mmick! They have no intention of sorting their lives out so rot in hell[/p][/quote]im robbed bye this government every day,they are also a load of sex perverts,and rapists,take a look at nigel evens ribble valley mp,take a look at them when they are in the house of commans,the grunts and stupid noises they make,how can anyone grow up to be decent,with the example they set,drugs get them away from these sick mps kingbilly
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