I CAN only hope that the disrespectful young man who thought he would make a big impression on his girlfriend last Saturday afternoon by jumping off one of the bridges which connects to Lovely Lane, on Sankey Valley Park into the canal, never needs the help of our emergency services.

He was fortunate to get straight back onto the canal bank and walk away without giving it another thought.

But the outcome could have easily been different, putting more pressure on our already stretched emergency services.