Person rescued from fast flowing water in Harborough Magna

At 0901 hours this morning, Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service Emergency Control Room received a call from the occupier of a vehicle that was stranded in fast flowing water off Church Lane, Harborough Magna. The water was over 2 feet deep and entering the vehicle.  Two fire engines and the Water Rescue Team were mobilised from Rugby Fire Station. Upon arrival crews found the occupier of the vehicle marooned and unable to exit his vehicle unassisted due to the current of the flowing water.  Fire crews rescued the occupier using a sled and dry suits.  Crews were delayed for approx 40 mins.  A request was made via Police to close the road for the remainder of the day.