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Man rescued from roof of car in flooded Wellesbourne road

Warwickshire Fire and Rescue photo from Wellesbourne
Warwickshire Fire and Rescue photo from Wellesbourne

A MAN who could not swim was rescued from the roof of a car in flooded waters of Wellesbourne by the Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Stratford crews rescued the man marooned on the roof of a car stuck in the ford on Walton Road, Wellesbourne on Tuesday 12th March. Firefighters received a 999 around 4.30pm and the man was rescued within an hour. He was rescued by firefighters using dry suits, a water sled and taken to safety at a nearby residence.

The Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service posted the following tweet on their Twitter account about the incident: “Never drive through flood water, no matter how safe it looks.”

A spokesperson with Warwickshire Fire and Rescue said firefighters made two other similar rescues, including one in Offchurch and another in Great Alne.

Firefighters rescued a woman and her dogs stuck in her vehicle at Pelham Lane, Great Alne at 4pm Saturday 10th March. Crews arrived by 4.23pm and rescued the woman by pushing her vehicle from the water. She was safe and rescued by 4.36pm.

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