Man rescued by handcuffs after jumping in Manchester canal

Police pulled a man from the water after he jumped into a canal in handcuffs.

Man rescued by handcuffs after jumping in Manchester canal

Police pulled a man from the water after he jumped into a canal in handcuffs.

After being arrested for possession of drugs, the 22-year old entered the Rochdale Canal in central Manchester.

To rescue the suspect, firefighters and police were stationed near Canal Street.

Greater Manchester Police stated that the man was also arrested for fleeing lawful custody just two hours later.

Canal Street, a popular area for its lively nightlife and bars was closed during the operation.

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