Trapped driver rescued from water-filled ditch

A man and his son have been praised by police for going into water to drag a driver from a car which was sinking in a ditch.

The pair were in Prickwillow Road, near Isleham, Cambridgeshire when they saw the car upside down.

The driver, aged in his 20s, was trapped due to water pressure on the vehicle's doors before the men smashed a window to drag him out.

Ch Insp Alan Savill said they had saved the man's life.

He said: "The driver of the vehicle only suffered a minor injury but we could have been dealing with a fatal road collision if it had not been for the quick and brave actions of this father and son.

"They were exceptionally vigilant in noticing the vehicle in the first place and then put themselves at risk by wading waist deep into the very cold water and dragging the crash victim to safety."

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