Collapsed man is rescued by firefighters

A man who had collapsed in woodland was taken to hospital for treatment.

Saturday, 25th March 2017, 7:42 pm
Updated Sunday, 26th March 2017, 11:35 am
The incident occurred on Burniston Road

Two fire engines and crews from Chorley and a third engine and crew from Bamber Bridge responded to the incident near Birkacre in Chorley.

They had received a report of a man who had collapsed in woodland at the foot of a hill not far from the road.

After paramedics had assessed the casualty’s condition, firefighters carried him on a stretcher to an ambulance and he was taken to hospital.

The incident happened at about 1pm today.