Driver rescued after driving into ford near Plaitford

Daily Echo: Motorist rescued from ford near Plaiford Motorist rescued from ford near Plaiford

A DRIVER has been rescued this afternoon after driving his van into fast moving flood water.

Firefighters from Romsey and Lyndhurst were called to a ford near Plaitford near Romsey amid reports a motorist was in trouble.

The man became trapped at around 2.30pm after entering around two feet of fast moving flood water. He was rescued by crews using water rescue equipment.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service has reminded drivers not to drive into flood water.

A spokesman said: “If you are unsure of the depth, do not attempt to drive through it and find an alternative route.”

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6:09pm Tue 11 Feb 14

mickey01 says...

what an idiot
what an idiot mickey01
  • Score: 9

6:26pm Tue 11 Feb 14

biggus2 says...

What a plonker. White van man strikes again. I hope his insurance doesn't pay out
What a plonker. White van man strikes again. I hope his insurance doesn't pay out biggus2
  • Score: 6

7:17pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Huey says...

Yeah jerk
Yeah jerk Huey
  • Score: 4

7:20pm Tue 11 Feb 14

acid drop says...

I remember some years ago a local was drowned when he tried to drive through that ford, the water flow took his car downstream and it rolled over and he couldn't get out.
I remember some years ago a local was drowned when he tried to drive through that ford, the water flow took his car downstream and it rolled over and he couldn't get out. acid drop
  • Score: 4

7:36pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Zexagon says...

acid drop wrote:
I remember some years ago a local was drowned when he tried to drive through that ford, the water flow took his car downstream and it rolled over and he couldn't get out.
Yep I remember too
[quote][p][bold]acid drop[/bold] wrote: I remember some years ago a local was drowned when he tried to drive through that ford, the water flow took his car downstream and it rolled over and he couldn't get out.[/p][/quote]Yep I remember too Zexagon
  • Score: 3

7:46pm Tue 11 Feb 14

kyrrie says...

What an idiot. Don't these people realise that as well as putting their own lives in danger they are also putting the lives of the people rescuing him at risk too.
What an idiot. Don't these people realise that as well as putting their own lives in danger they are also putting the lives of the people rescuing him at risk too. kyrrie
  • Score: 5

8:44pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Madknitter says...

Hope the emergency services charged him !
Hope the emergency services charged him ! Madknitter
  • Score: 5

11:05pm Tue 11 Feb 14

The Mad Dog says...

biggus2 wrote:
What a plonker. White van man strikes again. I hope his insurance doesn't pay out
Doesn't look like a 'white van' to me. More like a Peugeot of some description, maybe the 'Partner' people carrier?
[quote][p][bold]biggus2[/bold] wrote: What a plonker. White van man strikes again. I hope his insurance doesn't pay out[/p][/quote]Doesn't look like a 'white van' to me. More like a Peugeot of some description, maybe the 'Partner' people carrier? The Mad Dog
  • Score: 1

12:10am Wed 12 Feb 14

Mary80 says...

People that can clearly see the road is flooded yet STILL decide to be utter boneheads and still try to drive through should get the bill for saving their arse
People that can clearly see the road is flooded yet STILL decide to be utter boneheads and still try to drive through should get the bill for saving their arse Mary80
  • Score: 3

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