Another rescue at Lands End ford
January 10, 2011
Three fire crews were called out this morning to rescue a 30-year-old man in a box van trapped in the Lands End ford near Charvil.
The emergency call went out at 11.18am today to the second ford rescue in three days.
The water rescue unit was sent from Caversham Road Fire Station and crews from Wokingham and Wokingham Road fire stations also went to the scene of the rescue.
The water level reached the bottom of the doors of the 3.5 ton Ford box van.
The fire fighters rescued the driver using a water rescue sled then set about removing the van from the Old River because it was an “environmental hazard” according to Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokeswoman Nicole Targett.