Security van towed away from ford at CharvilBy Caroline Cook
December 15, 2011
A security firm’s van had to be rescued by firefighters and a water rescue unit after becoming stuck in a notorious Charvil ford.
A large van, thought to be a security vehicle containing cash, became stuck in the water at the Lands End ford in Charvil on Tuesday .
Firefighters from Wokingham and Wokingham Road fire stations were called to the scene at 8.45am along with a water rescue unit from Caversham fire station.
Thames Valley Police officers were also called to the ford by the fire service and it is thought the van may have been transporting an amount of cash.
Steve Collier, landlord at The Lands End pub near the ford, said: “It’s bigger than a Transit van and there was one person inside.
“They’ve got the fire brigade and an ambulance down here, there’s all sorts.
“This is the first time they’ve had a jolly down here for a long time.”
Several drivers have become victims of the Lands End ford this year with two stranded motorists having to be rescued over one week in May.
Heavy rain fall overnight on Monday, December 12, raised the water level at the ford, making it impassable to drivers.