Passing farmer rescues stranded elderly people

By Ian Dipple Friday 23 November 2012 Updated: 26/11 16:37

Latest News

Buy photos » Picture by Martyn Hicks (s).

THREE elderly people had to be rescued by a passing farmer when their car was swept away after they drove into a ford.

The incident happened just off the A435 in Coughton Field Lane in Coughton near Alcester about 11.30am last Friday (November 23).

After entering the fast flowing ford, the car was swept away by rising water for over 500 yards before the local farmer managed to secure the vehicle and bring it to the water's edge.

Two elderly women and a man were treated for shock and hypothermia by ambulance crews.

A spokeswoman for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Two patients were airlifted and a third patient was taken by land ambulance to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch for further assessment and treatment."

Latest News

Buy photos» A local farmer helped pull out the car. Picture by Martyn Hicks. (s)

Popular »

1 Cowardly attack on young woman

2 Life for man who murdered pregnant Kirsty Wright

3 Birmingham hospital closes doors to county patients

4 County NHS workers are celebrated

5 Jail for driver who ploughed car into home

More news »

Father still missing after nearly two weeks

A REDDITCH father is still missing after nearly

Rescue after floods continue

RESIDENTS had to be rescued from their homes

Lights stolen in planned theft

MORE than £30,000 worth of lighting equipment was

London Midland will be punished if it breaches contract

THE GOVERNMENT will take action against London Midland

Regional news »


Bromsgrove Standard
Road tax discs go paperless from today

MOTORISTS in Bromsgrove and Droitwich no longer have to display ...

Worcester Observer

Visit the Worcester Observer website for the latest.

Stratford Observer
Leukaemia mum tells of battle for 'miracle' children

A LEUKAEMIA survivor who delayed treatment to start a family ...

Evesham Observer
Gym to host top competition

A POPULAR Evesham gym will play host to a top ...