11th Dec, 2017

Pensioner rescued from caravan surrounded by rising flood water

Stratford Editorial 11th Mar, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A PENSIONER had to be rescued from her caravan by firefighters after it became surrounded by flood water.

Crews from Stratford and Wellesbourne and a specialist boat crew from Rugby were called to Rayford Caravan Park in Tiddington on Thursday evening (March 10).

The 80-year-old was taken away from the caravan before being checked over by the ambulance service and taken to a nearby hotel as a temporary measure.

A spokesman from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Following extremely busy day and nights shifts in Warwickshire¬† during this recent period of flooding, a further rescue from water was carried out from Rayford Caravan Park.

“The fire service were called by an 80-year-old resident whose home was surrounded by approximately 18 inches of water, which was still rising. She was unable to safely exit her home.

“Firefighters in dry suits and boats were deployed to assist the elderly resident, who was safely rescued by fire service personnel.”

Several other properties were affected but residents were happy to remain in their homes and wait for the waters to recede.

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