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Delivery man rescued after van slides off bank and lands in canal


Rachel Shuttleworth, 40, had quite a shock when she was cycling along the Leeds and Liverpool canal and saw a DPD delivery van face-down in the water. The van had slipped off the side of the bank and ended up semi-submerged in the canal, with its windscreen wipers still going.

Fortunately, the driver was not harmed and all parcels were delivered safely.

The incident happened at around 11.50am on Monday, near to the Nelson B&Q store in Lancashire.

Ms Shuttleworth, a local beauty salon owner, said: “When we rode around the corner we spotted it straight away – we assumed it had just happened so rushed ahead to help the driver get free.

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A spokesperson for DPD said: “We are aware of the incident, and from our point of view we can confirm the driver was fine.

“The vehicle and parcels were quickly recovered and all parcels were undamaged and delivered the same day.

“We are carrying out a full investigation.”

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