Burnham-On-Sea fire crew called to Citroen C4 in rhyne
Police and fire crews were called to this car stuck in a rhyne in
Rooksbridge last night (Tuesday, March 6th).
services were called at 8.35pm to the stranded Citroen C4 in a water-filled
rhyne running besides Rooksbridge Road in Rooksbridge near Burnham-On-Sea.
fire appliances from Burnham-On-Sea and a specialist rescue team
from Bridgwater were mobilised to reports of a car in a river with
one person still within the water," a fire spokesman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
arrival, crews confirmed one female had self rescued and was in
the hands of the Police."
used a triple extension ladder and waterproof gear to check that
there were no other occupiers still within the vehicle. Thankfully,
there were no other persons involved."
car suffered front-end damage in the accident, with its bonnet left
twisted and dented, as pictured here.
car is a few metres away from a speed check sign which has been
set up along the road to warn motorists.