Car drives into canal lock, Birchills, Walsall

Firefighters called to car stuck in Walsall canal lock



Published on 31 March 2023
This incident is closed
Crews attended in under 2 minutes

Birchills, Walsall, UK

We were called at 12.03am in the early hours of Friday 31 March after a man had driven into a canal lock in Birchills, Walsall.

The vehicle's front bumper and wheels had submerged in the water. The man and his dog had managed to self-extricate from the car prior to our arrival.

Two fire engines, a 4x4 Brigade Response Vehicle and a member of our Technical Rescue Unit attended the incident. Our first appliance arrived within two minutes of being mobilised.

On arrival, fire crews made the scene safe. A decision was made to leave the car in position until recovery could be arranged and we left the scene at 12.55am.

The car was safely recovered by the Canal and River Trust this afternoon.

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