A BODY has been recovered from High Rid Reservoir in Lostock.

Emergency services teams were called to the area at 2pm today after reports a man was seen entering the water. 

Police, who were called over concerns for the welfare of a man, found a body in the water.

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said: "Shortly before 2pm on Tuesday 5 June 2018, police were called to reports of a concern for the welfare of a man at High Rid reservoir, Bolton.
Emergency services attended, and the body of a man was recovered from the water.
"The man’s family have been notified, and are being supported by officers.
"There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances surrounding this incident and a file will be prepared for the coroner."

Mrs Jayne Hilton, who has recently moved to Lostock from Smithills, said: “I was walking up the dirt track lane past the golf course and I heard a commotion behind me. Two fire engines and two police cars went past. I continued to walk and saw the fire engine was blocking the road so I hopped over the fence and walked round the reservoir to the cabins.

“There were lots of people there. I saw the water rescue team and the search and rescue dogs. I spoke to one guy, I think he reported this person had disappeared into the water.

“The man with the baby said a man had gone in and disappeared and he hadn’t seen him for 20 minutes.

"There was a pile of clothes on the slip way, shorts, t-shirt, shoes.

"Then we were asked to leave by police. I saw one of the helicopters land and there was another overhead.

"The man I spoke to was a young man with a baby and there were two ladies who had police take their details."

The road to High Rid Reservoir was blocked off.

The air ambulance, seven ambulances, six fire engines, two police vans and the Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Dog Unit were at the scene.

Residents in Silver Birch Close said they could not get through to their homes because of the number of emergency vehicles in the road.

One man said: "Something major is going on. But no one knows what is going on."

A member of staff at the Bee Hive pub and carvery in Chorley New Road said: “There’s been a million and one police cars, fire engines and ambulances going past and the helicopter.

“It started about 3pm. We can’t see them any more but we can still hear them.”

Fire crews from Horwich and Bolton attended the scene and they were supported by a tactical response unit from Leigh and a water rescue unit from Eccles.