Disabled pensioner, 84, rescued after being trapped in car by flood water

15:10 07 February 2014

Archant

Firefighters have rescued an 84-year-old disabled man from his car after it became submerged in flood water.

A fire crew from Saffron Walden and the Swift Water Rescue team were called to Ashdon Road at about 11.30am this morning (Friday).

The pensioner was trapped in his car in 12 inches of flood water. Firefighters used water rescue equipment to rescue the man by 12.30pm.

Related articles

0 comments

More news stories

Volunteers at the emergency response training exercise in Dunmow

Imagine a 500 pound unexploded World War Two bomb being found at Woodlands Park housing estate in Dunmow and 200 homes being evacauted due to the incident.

Yesterday, 12:32
Violet Tucker

Violet Tucker from Saffron Walden has won a scholarship for a full-time place at the prestigious Susi Earnshaw Theatre School in London.

Thu, 17:00
Jeff Leach (centre) with senator Pat Roberts and wife Franki (left), senator James M.Inhofe and wife Kay (right) and senator Roger Wicker and wife Gayle (front). Also pictured are bar staff Michelle Millington (left) and Hannah Gavin (right).

A Saffron Walden pub received a surprise visit from three Republican US senators after a chance meeting with the landlord in the Market Square.

Thu, 12:29
Stansted 10K

The winners of this year’s Stansted 10k race were boyfriend and girlfriend Bryn Reynolds and Gabriel Carnwath, who both have family members in Henham.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters: