WATCH: Officers help save woman stranded in her car in flooded ford near Pershore - The Evesham Observer

WATCH: Officers help save woman stranded in her car in flooded ford near Pershore

Rob George 27th Apr, 2023 Updated: 27th Apr, 2023   0

DRAMATIC footage has been released of the moment West Mercia Police officers helped save a woman from a flooded ford near Pershore after her car became stuck in the water.

Police received a 999 call on Tuesday (April 25) saying the woman was stuck in the ford between Pershore and Drakes Broughton.

Emergency services were called with police officers arriving first at the scene discovering the car was already at least 10 metres downstream and submerged underwater.

As the woman was in immediate danger officers acted quickly to rescue her with one officer wading into the water to keep the woman calm while other officers worked on breaking the driver’s window.

After successfully breaking the car window, the woman was pulled through the driver’s side window with officers at the scene forming a human chain to successfully rescue the woman from the vehicle before it sank into the water.

The woman was rescued from the vehicle within 20 minutes of the call to police.

Chief Insp Brian Gibbs said: “Unfortunately the woman found herself in difficulty in the ford and we’re really pleased officers were able to act so swiftly and rescue her before the vehicle sank too far under the water. Thankfully she wasn’t injured during the incident.

“This is however a stark reminder of how dangerous the water can be and we would always urge motorists to take care and avoid driving through large pools of water.

“I am immensely proud of the work of our team, they all acted in the finest traditions of policing acting quickly and instinctively working together as a team to rescue the lady”


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