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Flooded ford family rescued

A mother and three children from Warwickshire had a lucky escape when their car engine cut out in a ford and water began to fill the car.

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Lucky escape from fast-flowing water for mother and three children

A woman from Warwickshire and her three children had a lucky escape after driving her car into a fast-flowing ford. The car's engine cut out and a wave of water soon began to fill up the inside.

A mother and her three children had a lucky escape after water filled up their car in Warwickshire Credit: Newsteam

Mariel Murphy and her family had only recently moved to the area, and weren't familiar with the depth of the water.

A mother and her three children had a lucky escape after water filled up their car in Warwickshire Credit: Newsteam

They were rescued by two passing workmen who dragged the family from the car through the boot before the Fire and Rescue services arrived.

A mother and her three children had a lucky escape after water filled up their car in Warwickshire Credit: Newsteam

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