A MAN has died after falling from the Thelwall Viaduct.

The emergency services were called to the area around the motorway bridge, near to junction 21 of the M6, shortly after 1.30pm yesterday, Thursday, after receiving reports that a man had fallen into the Manchester Ship Canal.

Police say a man’s body was recovered from the scene.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing rescuers searching the area in a boat, while the police helicopter also attended.

A Cheshire Police spokesman said: “Further enquiries are continuing.”