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Emergency services spend two hours rescuing drunk man from the edge of Oldham quarry

For the latest news from in and around Oldham sign up to the MyOldham newsletter here Emergency services spent an hour rescuing a drunken man from the edge of a quarry in Oldham on Saturday night (April 24).

Just before 11pm, crews were called to the quarry, off Thorpe Lane, in Austerlands to help an intoxicated man. North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) called the Oldham Mountain Rescue Team (OMRT) to the scene, to help with getting the man, who was unconscious and perched dangerously on the edge of the quarry, down.

The team, who sent 11 personnel to the scene to help with the rescue, discussed the incident on their Facebook page. A post that accompanied a picture of the scene read: "Late on Saturday night, the team were called out to the

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