Car ditched in Rochdale canal

A JCB helps to pull a Citroen Xsara out of the Rochdale Canal, Hollins Road, Walsden
A JCB helps to pull a Citroen Xsara out of the Rochdale Canal, Hollins Road, Walsden

A car has been recovered from the Rochdale Canal.

A police underwater team and a British Waterways team took almost four hours to winch a car from the canal off Hollins Road, Walsden, today (Thursday, June 21).

The rescue operation began at 6.15am after the silver Citroen Xsara was spotted in the water by a passer-by. No one was inside the vehicle and a search by divers failed to find any sign of the driver. The car was retrieved using a JCB and a winch.

Police are investigating.