Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man rescued from car stuck in swollen river in Eversley

Flood rescue at Eversley Image copyright Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
Image caption Firefighters from Hampshire and Berkshire were involved in the rescue

A man has been rescued after becoming trapped inside a car in a swollen river in Hampshire.

The Nissan Qashqai became stuck in waist-deep water in a ford that crosses the Long River in New Mill Lane, Eversley, shortly before 00:30 GMT.

The man, in his 70s, was trapped for 90 minutes before being pulled free by specialist water-rescue firefighters. He was taken to Frimley Park Hospital.

The car was later recovered by the fire service at the request of police.

Image copyright Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service
Image caption The ford crosses the swollen Long River in Eversley

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