Flood alert continues for Huntingdonshire: Motorist rescued from trapped car in flooded field

A MAN had to be rescued from his stranded car after he tried turning around in a flooded field.

The man was driving down a track in a field in Green Lane, Wyton, when he tried turning off the track to turn his car around. The water was too deep and the vehicle became stuck.

Firefighters from Huntingdon and St Ives were sent to the field at 2.30pm yesterday (Monday) and used an inflatable ice rescue path to rescue the man. He was checked by paramedics but was unhurt.

Simon Muir, crew commander at Huntingdon, said: “This highlights why it is so important to stay away from floodwater. It was impossible to see how deep the water is, and when a road or field is flooded it is also impossible to see hazards which might be under the water.”

The Environment Agency has continued its flood alert for Huntingdonshire along the River Great Ouse. A spokesman said: “The River Great Ouse in East Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire is expected to rise over the next few days as water discharges from the tributaries and the peak travels through from Buckinghamshire and West Bedfordshire.

“Further heavy rain showers are forecast for this morning. We will continue to monitor the way the rivers react.”

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Huntingdonshire. A spokesman said: “Outbreaks of rain, heavy and possibly thundery, are continuing to affect southern England, the south Midlands and the southern half of Wales.

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“The public should be aware that, following recent heavy rainfall, further localised flooding is possible and that driving conditions could be difficult, especially this morning due to standing water.

“As we move through today the heavy rain will gradually ease from the south.”

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