PCSO Dave Johnson – Bury's Brave Officer of the Year. Dave conducted a search for a man who had been seen in the River Irwell in Ramsbottom. Dave located the man after scaling a 9-foot high wall to gain access to the river. He than waded into the river – which was swollen due to recent rain – and dragged the man to the bank. Dave and the man were then pulled from the water by others with the aid of ropes. www.gmp.police.uk
This is the Manchester end of the Pamona Dock showing the foot bridge over the river which leads under the arches to Hulme Hall Road. This rocky outcrop on the banks of the River Irwell is the site of the long demolished Hulme Hall.