Girl rescued in New Forest as forecasters predict more rain

Daily Echo: Firefighter Tim Hiscock rescued Kira Deadman, aged 10 Firefighter Tim Hiscock rescued Kira Deadman, aged 10

A YOUNG girl had to be rescued from her mum's car after it got stuck on a flooded Hampshire road.

Firefighters came to the rescue of the woman and her ten-year-old daughter in the New Forest yesterday.

It comes as forecasters are predicting Hampshire will be hit by downpours throughout the week.

Amanda Deadman and daughter Kira needed help from the emergency services after getting stuck on Derritt Lane, near Bransgore, after a large stretch of the road was submerged in around a foot of water.

Their car became wedged against the side of the road as water began seeping in through the doors.

Although the mother was able to get out safely, a firefighter carried the ten-year-old back to dry land.

The road was closed after the rescue because of fears it had become too dangerous.

An onlooker said: “The car was off the road slightly, so it was at a funny angle when it got stuck.

“The road twists there, so it's quite easy to get stuck.

“It's dangerous because you can't really tell where the verge is, and if a car comes the other way and you pull over it's very easy to go into a ditch.”

The Met Office has predicted heavy rain will fall across the county today, during the afternoon and evening.

And forecasters said the downpours will continue throughout the week although the severe weather warnings issued for the west country have not been put in place for Hampshire.

But with ground water levels already high in places because of the melted snow, any additional rain could lead to isolated flooding.

However, at least the rain has brought an end to the bitterly cold weather.

Temperatures are expected to get above 10C most days this week, bringing a welcome end to the freezing conditions that accompanied the snow earlier in the month.

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7:05pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Sir Ad E Noid says...

That puddle does look very deep.
That puddle does look very deep. Sir Ad E Noid
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7:26pm Sun 27 Jan 13

RedDan says...

Looks like over 300 millimetres!
Looks like over 300 millimetres! RedDan
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7:29pm Sun 27 Jan 13

999medic says...

And the mother could lift her because?
And the mother could lift her because? 999medic
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7:34pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Stillness says...

999medic wrote:
And the mother could lift her because?
I would guess that her mum has a thing about men in uniform ;-)
[quote][p][bold]999medic[/bold] wrote: And the mother could lift her because?[/p][/quote]I would guess that her mum has a thing about men in uniform ;-) Stillness
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7:54pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Golf girl says...

Maybe she didn't want to get her trainers wet! It is knee high after all....
Maybe she didn't want to get her trainers wet! It is knee high after all.... Golf girl
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8:35pm Sun 27 Jan 13

forest hump says...

Mother should be made to retake driving test
Mother should be made to retake driving test forest hump
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9:24pm Sun 27 Jan 13

bazzeroz says...

forest hump wrote:
Mother should be made to retake driving test
As long as its not raining. Reminds me of the escalator that broke down in the States and everyone was calling out for help :(
[quote][p][bold]forest hump[/bold] wrote: Mother should be made to retake driving test[/p][/quote]As long as its not raining. Reminds me of the escalator that broke down in the States and everyone was calling out for help :( bazzeroz
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10:16pm Sun 27 Jan 13

bullarboy says...

Pathetic non-story!!
Sensationalist headlines from the DE. yet again!!!!
Pathetic non-story!! Sensationalist headlines from the DE. yet again!!!! bullarboy
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10:20pm Sun 27 Jan 13

Golf girl says...

bullarboy wrote:
Pathetic non-story!!
Sensationalist headlines from the DE. yet again!!!!
Exactly, it was hardly a rescue, more a mother panicking because of a large puddle!
[quote][p][bold]bullarboy[/bold] wrote: Pathetic non-story!! Sensationalist headlines from the DE. yet again!!!![/p][/quote]Exactly, it was hardly a rescue, more a mother panicking because of a large puddle! Golf girl
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8:39am Mon 28 Jan 13

SotonGreen says...

Thank god she had the presence of mind to take a photograph.
Thank god she had the presence of mind to take a photograph. SotonGreen
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5:13pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Sir Ad E Noid says...

SotonGreen wrote:
Thank god she had the presence of mind to take a photograph.
Yes, and I bet she was in the puddle as well. I do hope she will be charged, lots, for this "rescue".
[quote][p][bold]SotonGreen[/bold] wrote: Thank god she had the presence of mind to take a photograph.[/p][/quote]Yes, and I bet she was in the puddle as well. I do hope she will be charged, lots, for this "rescue". Sir Ad E Noid
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7:28pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Daisy_ad says...

She didn't take the photo the daily eco photographer did haha. You people are stupid.She was driving in the middle of the road and hit a ditch. She was balancing on the ditch so they couldn't move or it would tip!

She clearly doesn't need to re-take her driving licence and she is a brilliant mum so she should be able to 'bread'.

The firefighters where trainees from down the road and who else could she have called to get her out?!!

you all have nothing better to do with your lives.
She didn't take the photo the daily eco photographer did haha. You people are stupid.She was driving in the middle of the road and hit a ditch. She was balancing on the ditch so they couldn't move or it would tip! She clearly doesn't need to re-take her driving licence and she is a brilliant mum so she should be able to 'bread'. The firefighters where trainees from down the road and who else could she have called to get her out?!! you all have nothing better to do with your lives. Daisy_ad
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7:46pm Mon 28 Jan 13

bullarboy says...

Daisy_ad wrote:
She didn't take the photo the daily eco photographer did haha. You people are stupid.She was driving in the middle of the road and hit a ditch. She was balancing on the ditch so they couldn't move or it would tip!

She clearly doesn't need to re-take her driving licence and she is a brilliant mum so she should be able to 'bread'.

The firefighters where trainees from down the road and who else could she have called to get her out?!!

you all have nothing better to do with your lives.
Daisy - Here's a tip for you; Don't call other people stupid when you can't spell the word 'breed' properly - It kind of makes you look stupid!
[quote][p][bold]Daisy_ad[/bold] wrote: She didn't take the photo the daily eco photographer did haha. You people are stupid.She was driving in the middle of the road and hit a ditch. She was balancing on the ditch so they couldn't move or it would tip! She clearly doesn't need to re-take her driving licence and she is a brilliant mum so she should be able to 'bread'. The firefighters where trainees from down the road and who else could she have called to get her out?!! you all have nothing better to do with your lives.[/p][/quote]Daisy - Here's a tip for you; Don't call other people stupid when you can't spell the word 'breed' properly - It kind of makes you look stupid! bullarboy
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