6th Dec, 2019

Why didn't they close the road? Firefighters rescue stranded driver

Ross Crawford 14th Nov, 2019 Updated: 15th Nov, 2019

A NIGHT of non-stop rain resulted in flooding across the region.

Redditch photographer Roy Edwards captured the moment firefighters from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service rescued his daughter after her car got stuck in the floods in Sambourne.

“She got stuck in Oak Tree Lane in Sambourne,” he said.

“She called me and I came out in my Land Rover Discovery and although I could get through it all right I couldn’t stop in case I too got stuck.

“I rang 999 and the Fire Brigade came out.

“What was really annoying was that they said they’d already rescued someone from there once that morning and yet no one from the Highways Agency had been out to shut the road.

“Now my daughter’s car is a write off.”

Roy’s daughter Beth had been on her way to Alcester when the incident happened at 7am.

Two appliances from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service came out, one from Alcester the other from Bidford and brought her to safety, unharmed, in a small boat.

Elsewhere across the Redditch area and down into Alcester flood alerts were in place with many roads impassable due to the deluge of rain water.

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