At around 3.55pm on Monday 24 August 2020, emergency services were called to a report of concern for welfare at Harrison’s Weir in Reddish Vale Country Park.
An investigation was launched and officers have established that a young girl entered the water and was followed in by a young boy and man, who pulled her to safety.
No injuries were reported.
Enquiries are ongoing.
Sergeant Lorna Crowe-Moore, of GMP’s Stockport district, said: “Unfortunately, the young girl, boy and man left Harrison’s Weir shortly after emergency services arrived so we were unable to establish the full circumstances surrounding the incident. To enable us to do so, we want to speak to the man in the image. Enquires to identify him have been ongoing and I am now encouraging him or anyone who can help us identify him to get in touch with us or Crimestoppers.”
“We do not believe anyone was injured or anyone else was involved in this incident but we would like to ensure the welfare of the young girl, boy and man.
“I would like to use this opportunity to highlight Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service’s key water safety message – never swim or jump into open water (if there’s no lifeguard then don’t swim). Cold Water Shock can kill in just 60 seconds and you never know what’s lurking beneath the surface.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 430 4820quoting 755 of 08/09/2020 or the independent charity – Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.