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Driver rescued from flooded ford

A driver has been rescued after their car became trapped in flood waters at Much Hadham in Hertfordshire. Photo: Hertfordshire Police

A driver had to be rescued when their car became trapped in flood waters this afternoon. It happened at around 2pm at the ford on Oudle Lane in Much Hadham in Hertfordshire.

It's understood the driver called for help when their grey Vauxhall Astra started sinking. The car was swept through the flowing water and hit a nearby bridge.

Emergency services come to the aid of a driver trapping in flood water Credit: Sherrall Illston
Police, fire and ambulance services are involved in the rescue at Much Hadham, Hertfordshire Credit: Sherrall Illston

It prompted a major rescue operation, involving fire, police and ambulance crews. The Hertfordshire Air Ambulance was also called to the scene.

The Hertfordshire Air Ambulance was called to the scene in Much Hadham Credit: Sherrall Illston

"Thankfully the driver was rescued and was uninjured." He added: "I must stress to motorists to avoid flooded roads and rivers as the risk is too high."

– Gary Sanderson, East of England Ambulance Service
The Hertfordshire Air Ambulance was called to the scene in Much Hadham Credit: Sherrall Illston

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