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Firefighters rescue an elderly man who had fallen down a Chesterfield canal bank

The man's injuries are believed to be minor.
The man's injuries are believed to be minor.

An elderly man suffered head injuries after falling down a canal bank in New Whittington.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue attended the incident today, Wednesday, September 26, where the man had fallen down a canal bank near Blue Bank Lock.

A Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: "Crews from Chesterfield and Staveley used water rescue and safe working at height equipment to rescue the casualty."

The man's injuries are believed to be minor.