Time Incident Posted: 13:11

Incident Date: 16/10/2019

Incident Location: Incident Location: Slash Lane, Barrow Upon Soar

Incident Number: 16078

Incident Type: Water Rescue Vehicle Flood Water P1

Initial Emergency Call Received: 13:08

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 1 x appliance from Birstall + Technical Rescue Team from Southern Fire Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident:

Time Incident Closed:


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Caller stranded in 4x4 vehicle after deciding to drive through road closure on flooded road in the belief he would be OK.

Updated Incident Information: 13:53 - Crews still attempting to gain access to stranded motorist.
14:20 - Crews relocating to Sileby side of Slash Lane to attempt rescue of stranded motorist using sled and dry suits.
14:41 - driver was rescued from vehicle.

Public Statement Issued:


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