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Man rescued from car trapped in swollen river

Man rescued from river in Staffordshire Credit: West Midlands Ambulance Service

A man has been taken to hospital after his car ended up in a fast-flowing river in Staffordshire.

The emergency services were called to Oakamoor shortly after 4.00pm on Monday (24th September) where they found a man stuck in waist deep water in the River Churnet.

The car he was in became lodged in the sluice at the top of a weir behind The Cricketers Arms pub.

Firefighters used a small rubber boat to get to the man who was able to climb of out the car's sunroof to be taken to the river bank.

There he was treated by paramedics before being taken to hospital for a check-up.

A spokesperson from West Midlands Ambulance Service said:

“On arrival, crews found the small car in the river, though it was not clear how it had got into the water. A man in his 30s was still in the vehicle, which was in fast flowing waist deep water. He was cold but not hypothermic and after initial assessment, was taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire.”


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