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Girl, 10, rescued from car stuck in floodwater
8:33am Monday 28th January 2013 in News
A YOUNG girl had to be rescued from her mum's car after it got stuck on a flooded road near Christchurch.
Firefighters came to the rescue of the woman and her ten-year-old daughter near Bransgore yesterday.
Amanda Deadman and daughter Kira needed help from the emergency services after getting stuck on Derritt Lane after a large stretch of the road was submerged in around a foot of water.
Their car became wedged against the side of the road as water began seeping in through the doors.
Although the mother was able to get out safely, a firefighter carried the ten-year-old back to dry land.
The road was closed after the rescue because of fears it had become too dangerous.
An onlooker said: “The car was off the road slightly, so it was at a funny angle when it got stuck.
“The road twists there, so it's quite easy to get stuck.
“It's dangerous because you can't really tell where the verge is, and if a car comes the other way and you pull over it's very easy to go into a ditch.”