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'Person trapped' as car gets stuck in flood waters

'Person trapped' as car gets stuck in flood waters

Published by Emma Carton at 7:26am 5th February 2020.

Archive photo of firefighters at a flooding incident. Credit: Looe Community Fire Station

A car gets has got stuck in flood waters, reported to be 18 inches deep, in Cornwall.

Firefighters from four towns rushed to reports of one person trapped at Porthleven.

Crews from Hayle, Helston, Falmouth and St Austell were scrambled on Tuesday night.

Pirate FM understands everyone was OK, but Torleven Road was closed for several hours.

"Critical Control received a call from Police reporting a vehicle in flood water with a person trapped inside. 

"One appliance each from Helston and Hayle Community Fire Stations were mobilised, along with water rescue units from Falmouth and St Austell Community Fire Stations. 

"A station manager and water incident manager were also sent to the incident, along with an ambulance.

"On arrival the first crews located the vehicle and found it to be stuck in approximately 18 inches of water. 

"Water rescue technicians from Falmouth Community Fire Station made their way to the vehicle and assisted with the recovery of the vehicle.

"Crews assessed the casualty and determined that an ambulance was no longer required. 

"The water rescue unit from St Austell Community Fire Station and the water incident manager were also stood down.

"Torleven Road in Porthleven has now been closed by police as it is impassable with flood water and Cormac will be attending to put further road closures in place".

Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service

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