A large cordon was set up at Salford Quays this afternoon as crews worked to rescue the teen
A tent was set up within the police cordon and ambulance crews were also on the scene.
The summer heat tempted dozens of swimmers to cool off in the sea, a lake, or one of Manchester’s numerous canals as temperatures soared.
The Quays were full of swimmers diving in to cool off, but the Canal and Rivers Trust ‘strongly advised’ against going into water, as ‘there are too many risks that you can’t see hidden below the surface’.
The trust said deeper water poses its own serious dangers in rivers and canals, and can be much harder to get out of if you can’t put your feet on the ground.
Rivers, docks, and quays tend to be much deeper than canals.
It warned that even on hot days like today, ‘inland water will be colder than you think’, the trust says, with reservoirs and docks particularly susceptible to cold temperatures as they’re deeper.
Low temperatures can cause the blood to rush away from muscles to protect the organs and limbs and muscles may become fatigued quickly – this can lead to drowning.