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Man dies after falling in canal

A man has died after being rescued from a canal by firefighters.

Emergency services were called to reports of a man in a canal near Limekiln, Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent, at 5.30pm on Saturday.

Fire crews were able to rescue the man from the canal, but he was already in cardiac arrest, a West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said.

He received advance life support at the scene, before being taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire.

The hospital had been pre-alerted to the man's arrival and his condition, the spokesman said.

"Unfortunately, despite the best efforts of ambulance crews and hospital staff, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead shortly after arriving at hospital," he added.

No further details of the accident have been released.

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