Time Incident Posted: 20:50 hrs

Incident Date: 13/01/2020

Incident Location: Incident Location: Watery Gate Lane, Thurlaston

Incident Number: 2610

Incident Type: Water Rescue - Vehicle in flood water

Initial Emergency Call Received: 20:08 hrs

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: Hinckley, Technical Rescue from Southern

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew Manager

Time Incident Closed: 20:37 hrs


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Call received from occupant of vehicle stuck in ford - approximately 4 feet deep.
Crews in attendance confirmed one vehicle stuck in ford, contact made with occupant who remains inside vehicle, sled being got to work to extricate occupant from vehicle in flood water.
Occupant of vehicle returned to firm ground by Fire Service.
Vehicle left in situ in ford.
County Highways requested to close road to prevent further incidents.

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