Dog knocks woman into reservoir

The Bolton News: Turton and Entwistle reservoir Turton and Entwistle reservoir

A WOMAN suffered a fractured leg after being knocked into a reservoir by a dog.

The woman, aged 60, was walking with her family and three dogs on a footpath at the Turton and Entwistle Reservoir on Saturday when a passer-byโ€™s dog knocked her over.

Bolton Mountain Rescue Team was alerted by the North West Ambulance service just after 12.30pm.

The two teams worked together and the woman was taken to the Royal Blackburn Hospital.

Both teams have expressed their thanks to the many walkers who waited with the woman.


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12:41pm Tue 14 Jan 14

atlas123 says...

More dangerous dogs!
More dangerous dogs! atlas123
  • Score: -23

1:31pm Tue 14 Jan 14

waterbottle says...

Can't understand why people don't have them on a lead, these dogs are a trouble every where they go
Can't understand why people don't have them on a lead, these dogs are a trouble every where they go waterbottle
  • Score: -17

1:39pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Keeper of the Peace says...

Not generalising then? ๐Ÿ˜
Not generalising then? ๐Ÿ˜ Keeper of the Peace
  • Score: 7

1:51pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Chrome1 says...

Hey, it's Resevoir Dogs. C'mon someone had to say it!!

Dum dum dum dum dum de dum, derum derum, dum dum dum dum.......
Lookin' back on the tracks for a little greenback.....
Hey, it's Resevoir Dogs. C'mon someone had to say it!! Dum dum dum dum dum de dum, derum derum, dum dum dum dum....... Lookin' back on the tracks for a little greenback..... Chrome1
  • Score: 39

2:31pm Tue 14 Jan 14

cliff4treasurer says...

I walk round enty res often and I am sick of the moron dog owners with no consideration for anyone but themselves who allow large dogs (or small ones) to run round what is a narrow path .I am also sick of the scum who deposit bags full of dog muck in the trees.
It's illegal to allow a dog off a lead on a public footpath so why doesn't someone in authority target this footpath as t6hey do cars parking illegally and hand out on the spot fines, we would probably get the town out of debt on this one area alone!!!
I walk round enty res often and I am sick of the moron dog owners with no consideration for anyone but themselves who allow large dogs (or small ones) to run round what is a narrow path .I am also sick of the scum who deposit bags full of dog muck in the trees. It's illegal to allow a dog off a lead on a public footpath so why doesn't someone in authority target this footpath as t6hey do cars parking illegally and hand out on the spot fines, we would probably get the town out of debt on this one area alone!!! cliff4treasurer
  • Score: -25

3:31pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Keeper of the Peace says...

cliff4treasurer wrote:
I walk round enty res often and I am sick of the moron dog owners with no consideration for anyone but themselves who allow large dogs (or small ones) to run round what is a narrow path .I am also sick of the scum who deposit bags full of dog muck in the trees.
It's illegal to allow a dog off a lead on a public footpath so why doesn't someone in authority target this footpath as t6hey do cars parking illegally and hand out on the spot fines, we would probably get the town out of debt on this one area alone!!!
It's not illegal at all, check facts before going on a rant please?
[quote][p][bold]cliff4treasurer[/bold] wrote: I walk round enty res often and I am sick of the moron dog owners with no consideration for anyone but themselves who allow large dogs (or small ones) to run round what is a narrow path .I am also sick of the scum who deposit bags full of dog muck in the trees. It's illegal to allow a dog off a lead on a public footpath so why doesn't someone in authority target this footpath as t6hey do cars parking illegally and hand out on the spot fines, we would probably get the town out of debt on this one area alone!!![/p][/quote]It's not illegal at all, check facts before going on a rant please? Keeper of the Peace
  • Score: 31

3:34pm Tue 14 Jan 14

The Squire In Residence says...

Actually it is not illegal to allow a dog to walk freely i.e. off lead on a public footpath at all. The law states that it must, however, be under close control/ respond to recall. I walk around the twistle every day, and in general my dogs are off lead and will (mostly) return at the first recall.

I would like to come across morons who spout 'crap, legal mumbo jumbo' on narrow footpaths more often though...

At least we are in agreement on one point in your post though - the idiots who take out dog waste bags and proceed to hand them in trees. United Utilities have provided enough waste bins in the last 18 months around the twistle to put BMBC to shame in the town centre. Why such people do this I cannot for the life of me fathom out....

Off to the Duck for a couple, I will expect a pint from you forthwith!
Actually it is not illegal to allow a dog to walk freely i.e. off lead on a public footpath at all. The law states that it must, however, be under close control/ respond to recall. I walk around the twistle every day, and in general my dogs are off lead and will (mostly) return at the first recall. I would like to come across morons who spout 'crap, legal mumbo jumbo' on narrow footpaths more often though... At least we are in agreement on one point in your post though - the idiots who take out dog waste bags and proceed to hand them in trees. United Utilities have provided enough waste bins in the last 18 months around the twistle to put BMBC to shame in the town centre. Why such people do this I cannot for the life of me fathom out.... Off to the Duck for a couple, I will expect a pint from you forthwith! The Squire In Residence
  • Score: 78

4:25pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Paul.Evs says...

cliff4treasurer wrote:
I walk round enty res often and I am sick of the moron dog owners with no consideration for anyone but themselves who allow large dogs (or small ones) to run round what is a narrow path .I am also sick of the scum who deposit bags full of dog muck in the trees.
It's illegal to allow a dog off a lead on a public footpath so why doesn't someone in authority target this footpath as t6hey do cars parking illegally and hand out on the spot fines, we would probably get the town out of debt on this one area alone!!!
Cliff4treasurer ???

Maybe Cliff4dogwarden & he can just make up his own rules as he goes along.
[quote][p][bold]cliff4treasurer[/bold] wrote: I walk round enty res often and I am sick of the moron dog owners with no consideration for anyone but themselves who allow large dogs (or small ones) to run round what is a narrow path .I am also sick of the scum who deposit bags full of dog muck in the trees. It's illegal to allow a dog off a lead on a public footpath so why doesn't someone in authority target this footpath as t6hey do cars parking illegally and hand out on the spot fines, we would probably get the town out of debt on this one area alone!!![/p][/quote]Cliff4treasurer ??? Maybe Cliff4dogwarden & he can just make up his own rules as he goes along. Paul.Evs
  • Score: 12

4:44pm Tue 14 Jan 14

havesomerespect85 says...

you should have respect for other people using the footpaths.
personally i think all dogs should be kept on leads, I have come across too many people other the festive period letting there dogs run round and causing issues for other people.
I have a short legged jack russle puppy and having a big dog come running up to her actually frightens her. also the lack of respect people have for others is untrue. everyone wants to enjoy the countryside..
you should have respect for other people using the footpaths. personally i think all dogs should be kept on leads, I have come across too many people other the festive period letting there dogs run round and causing issues for other people. I have a short legged jack russle puppy and having a big dog come running up to her actually frightens her. also the lack of respect people have for others is untrue. everyone wants to enjoy the countryside.. havesomerespect85
  • Score: 11

6:05pm Tue 14 Jan 14

MissPeg says...

havesomerespect85 wrote:
you should have respect for other people using the footpaths.
personally i think all dogs should be kept on leads, I have come across too many people other the festive period letting there dogs run round and causing issues for other people.
I have a short legged jack russle puppy and having a big dog come running up to her actually frightens her. also the lack of respect people have for others is untrue. everyone wants to enjoy the countryside..
I agree. Some people forget that not everyone likes dogs (shock horror, but yes, it IS true) and when a dog comes bounding down a path towards you when you don't like dogs, well, it's not very pleasant at all. I'm not saying dogs shouldn't be allowed off their lead, but owners should certainly have control over their pet and not assume that an apology is enough to cover the issues of frightened people/dogs.
[quote][p][bold]havesomerespect85[/bold] wrote: you should have respect for other people using the footpaths. personally i think all dogs should be kept on leads, I have come across too many people other the festive period letting there dogs run round and causing issues for other people. I have a short legged jack russle puppy and having a big dog come running up to her actually frightens her. also the lack of respect people have for others is untrue. everyone wants to enjoy the countryside..[/p][/quote]I agree. Some people forget that not everyone likes dogs (shock horror, but yes, it IS true) and when a dog comes bounding down a path towards you when you don't like dogs, well, it's not very pleasant at all. I'm not saying dogs shouldn't be allowed off their lead, but owners should certainly have control over their pet and not assume that an apology is enough to cover the issues of frightened people/dogs. MissPeg
  • Score: 7

8:05pm Tue 14 Jan 14

marco999 says...

And people should have control over their kids and their teenagers and more often than not, themselves, but sadly they don't. I have no such problems with dogs. Dog's don't leave abandoned tents, bottles, cans, portable barbecues, condoms, crisp packets and fast food cartons all over the countryside.
And people should have control over their kids and their teenagers and more often than not, themselves, but sadly they don't. I have no such problems with dogs. Dog's don't leave abandoned tents, bottles, cans, portable barbecues, condoms, crisp packets and fast food cartons all over the countryside. marco999
  • Score: 25

8:58pm Tue 14 Jan 14

lv8151 says...

marco999 wrote:
And people should have control over their kids and their teenagers and more often than not, themselves, but sadly they don't. I have no such problems with dogs. Dog's don't leave abandoned tents, bottles, cans, portable barbecues, condoms, crisp packets and fast food cartons all over the countryside.
hit the nail on the head with that 1 marco999
[quote][p][bold]marco999[/bold] wrote: And people should have control over their kids and their teenagers and more often than not, themselves, but sadly they don't. I have no such problems with dogs. Dog's don't leave abandoned tents, bottles, cans, portable barbecues, condoms, crisp packets and fast food cartons all over the countryside.[/p][/quote]hit the nail on the head with that 1 marco999 lv8151
  • Score: 11

8:11am Wed 15 Jan 14

ownerdriver says...

havesomerespect85 wrote:
you should have respect for other people using the footpaths.
personally i think all dogs should be kept on leads, I have come across too many people other the festive period letting there dogs run round and causing issues for other people.
I have a short legged jack russle puppy and having a big dog come running up to her actually frightens her. also the lack of respect people have for others is untrue. everyone wants to enjoy the countryside..
As a dog owner you should have a better understanding of dog behaviour, dogs are a very social animal, when a dog come bounding over to people or other dogs it is generally to say hello. In the main, most do owners who allow their dogs off lead do so because they have trust in the dogs. If your dog is afraid then that is down to your failure to properly socialise your puppy from an early age which usually ends up with the dog developing aggression issues.
[quote][p][bold]havesomerespect85[/bold] wrote: you should have respect for other people using the footpaths. personally i think all dogs should be kept on leads, I have come across too many people other the festive period letting there dogs run round and causing issues for other people. I have a short legged jack russle puppy and having a big dog come running up to her actually frightens her. also the lack of respect people have for others is untrue. everyone wants to enjoy the countryside..[/p][/quote]As a dog owner you should have a better understanding of dog behaviour, dogs are a very social animal, when a dog come bounding over to people or other dogs it is generally to say hello. In the main, most do owners who allow their dogs off lead do so because they have trust in the dogs. If your dog is afraid then that is down to your failure to properly socialise your puppy from an early age which usually ends up with the dog developing aggression issues. ownerdriver
  • Score: 9

10:37am Wed 15 Jan 14

I.careless2 says...

Tell me please where you you like me to excersize my dogs
that walkers, cyclists, runners and dog haters will please stay away from
and give us dog owners some peace to excersize our animals

by the way irresposible members of the public are the main cause of my dogs reacting, they wizz past on bikes inches from my dogs heads.
they swing walking sticks about their heads, which the dogs naturally take as a threat to my safety and react by barking a warning to back off or they jump forwards to say thats close enough, to which you get "stupid dog its out of control"
come on non dog owners take some responsibility for your own stupid moves and stop blaming all the dog owners and the dogs for what can be avoided in the majority of cases. lets live and let live.

if you dont want to mix with dogs stay away from predominantly dog walking areas, we have very few areas left to go now that we can use that you all approve of.
Saying that in defence of good dog owners its time we did have a way of punishing bad dog owners and dog muck in the tree branch terrorists
I think everyone could agree to that one
Tell me please where you you like me to excersize my dogs that walkers, cyclists, runners and dog haters will please stay away from and give us dog owners some peace to excersize our animals by the way irresposible members of the public are the main cause of my dogs reacting, they wizz past on bikes inches from my dogs heads. they swing walking sticks about their heads, which the dogs naturally take as a threat to my safety and react by barking a warning to back off or they jump forwards to say thats close enough, to which you get "stupid dog its out of control" come on non dog owners take some responsibility for your own stupid moves and stop blaming all the dog owners and the dogs for what can be avoided in the majority of cases. lets live and let live. if you dont want to mix with dogs stay away from predominantly dog walking areas, we have very few areas left to go now that we can use that you all approve of. Saying that in defence of good dog owners its time we did have a way of punishing bad dog owners and dog muck in the tree branch terrorists I think everyone could agree to that one I.careless2
  • Score: 7

12:12pm Wed 15 Jan 14

lammypie says...

can anyone suggest an area where dogs can be let off the lead where they are unlikely to face issues with sheep/cattle & cyclists cos I would love to find one. Many dogs need 'off the lead' exercise rather than just a walk alongside their owner.
can anyone suggest an area where dogs can be let off the lead where they are unlikely to face issues with sheep/cattle & cyclists cos I would love to find one. Many dogs need 'off the lead' exercise rather than just a walk alongside their owner. lammypie
  • Score: 6

12:29pm Wed 15 Jan 14

johnnywomble9 says...

lammypie wrote:
can anyone suggest an area where dogs can be let off the lead where they are unlikely to face issues with sheep/cattle & cyclists cos I would love to find one. Many dogs need 'off the lead' exercise rather than just a walk alongside their owner.
In the dog only park they're creating!
[quote][p][bold]lammypie[/bold] wrote: can anyone suggest an area where dogs can be let off the lead where they are unlikely to face issues with sheep/cattle & cyclists cos I would love to find one. Many dogs need 'off the lead' exercise rather than just a walk alongside their owner.[/p][/quote]In the dog only park they're creating! johnnywomble9
  • Score: 0

1:06pm Wed 15 Jan 14

hal pel says...

There's no point in trying to reason with a dog owner, they're all barking mad!
There's no point in trying to reason with a dog owner, they're all barking mad! hal pel
  • Score: -2

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