Dog rescued after car becomes stuck in ford
January 08, 2011
A dog was rescued by fire crews after its 83-year-old owner’s car was swept away while crossing a ford in Charvil.
The woman attempted to cross the ford at around 4.45pm last night but the current swept her car downstream.
She managed to escape and wade to safety but the Labrador was trapped.
Fire crews from Wokingham Road and Wokingham stations, as well as a river rescue crew from Caversham Road went to the scene and were able to rescue the dog.
Police were working to retrieve the car, which was up to its roof in water.
Firefighter David Grayson of Wokingham Road station said: “We advise extreme caution to drivers if they are crossing water.
“What they don’t realise is a few inches of water can sweep them away into much deeper water.”