Girl, 10, rescued from car stuck in floodwater

Bournemouth Echo: Burley firefighter Tim Hiscock carries 10-year-old Kira Deadman to safety after her mother, Amanda, got her car stuck in floodwater in Derritt Lane, Bransgore. Burley firefighter Tim Hiscock carries 10-year-old Kira Deadman to safety after her mother, Amanda, got her car stuck in floodwater in Derritt Lane, Bransgore.

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.”

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8:37am Mon 28 Jan 13

News reader says...

Why do people drive into flood water in a car? We get told so many times not to do this by the Fire Brigade and Police.
Why do people drive into flood water in a car? We get told so many times not to do this by the Fire Brigade and Police. News reader

8:41am Mon 28 Jan 13

BIGTONE says...

Well done mum!
Well done mum! BIGTONE

9:09am Mon 28 Jan 13

Cerdicjute says...

What is wrong with people? Are they unable to determine risk themselves? Do they need leading by the hand at every step of the way? I despair.
What is wrong with people? Are they unable to determine risk themselves? Do they need leading by the hand at every step of the way? I despair. Cerdicjute

11:38am Mon 28 Jan 13

nobbjockie says...

I reckon 3 points and £60 fine should cover it!. There is no excuse for driving through flood water, it is quite obvious in daylight and once again the taxpayer is footing the bill for ridiculous behaviour. Give her a ticket!!!
I reckon 3 points and £60 fine should cover it!. There is no excuse for driving through flood water, it is quite obvious in daylight and once again the taxpayer is footing the bill for ridiculous behaviour. Give her a ticket!!! nobbjockie

1:00pm Mon 28 Jan 13

Letcommonsenseprevail says...

Water doesn't look to deep or to be flowing too fast. I would have (assuming I had been foolish enough to drive into the water in the first instance) simply picked up my kids, walked out of the water myself, and called a mate to tow me out. Calling the emergency services for a non-emergency doesn't seem fair on the taxpayer - or am I being naive?
Water doesn't look to deep or to be flowing too fast. I would have (assuming I had been foolish enough to drive into the water in the first instance) simply picked up my kids, walked out of the water myself, and called a mate to tow me out. Calling the emergency services for a non-emergency doesn't seem fair on the taxpayer - or am I being naive? Letcommonsenseprevail

1:30pm Mon 28 Jan 13

twynham says...

Letcommonsenseprevai
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Water doesn't look to deep or to be flowing too fast. I would have (assuming I had been foolish enough to drive into the water in the first instance) simply picked up my kids, walked out of the water myself, and called a mate to tow me out. Calling the emergency services for a non-emergency doesn't seem fair on the taxpayer - or am I being naive?
No, you're not being naive.
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These people should not be allowed to breed!
[quote][p][bold]Letcommonsenseprevai l[/bold] wrote: Water doesn't look to deep or to be flowing too fast. I would have (assuming I had been foolish enough to drive into the water in the first instance) simply picked up my kids, walked out of the water myself, and called a mate to tow me out. Calling the emergency services for a non-emergency doesn't seem fair on the taxpayer - or am I being naive?[/p][/quote]No, you're not being naive. . These people should not be allowed to breed! twynham

3:36pm Mon 28 Jan 13

The Renegade Master says...

Derritt Lane has been an absolute joke for weeks. I gave up and now use Burley Road instead. Mind you that's not much better. Maybe the Council should look at ways to stop the road flooding. Better drainage perhaps?
Derritt Lane has been an absolute joke for weeks. I gave up and now use Burley Road instead. Mind you that's not much better. Maybe the Council should look at ways to stop the road flooding. Better drainage perhaps? The Renegade Master

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