Firefighters come to driver’s aid after car gets stuck in ford

Firefighters from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service and WMFS bring woman to safety following heavy rain

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Published on 20 October 2023
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Trescott, Perton, Wolverhampton, UK

A woman has been rescued from fast-flowing water after being swept 100 metres from her car.

She had tried to pass through Trescott ford, but got out of her vehicle when the high water pushed it downstream.

The driver was then swept a further 100 metres, before managing to grab a tree branch.

We were called to Trescott Lane, Wombourne, shortly before 11.45am on Friday (20 October).

Fire engines from Tettenhall and Wolverhampton responded, along with a crew from Staffordshire.

Firefighters from West Midlands Fire Service entered the water and brought the woman, believed to be in her sixties, to safety.

She is understood to have been taken by ambulance to New Cross Hospital for precautionary checks.

We left the incident shortly after 1pm.