Boater in fatal fall
AN 80-YEAR-OLD woman has died following a boating accident on the Macclesfield Canal.
Margaret Sanderson from Southport was boating with her husband on their narrowboat. They were between bridges 46 and 47 near Lyme Green when she fell from the back deck of the boat into the water and became trapped underneath the hull.
She was pulled free by a member of the public, the emergency services were called, and she was transported to Macclesfield District General Hospital by air ambulance. However, she died the following day.