Three elderly people rescued from the sinking car

Ceri Roberts
Three elderly people rescued from the sinking car
Three elderly people rescued from the sinking car

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Three elderly people had a lucky escape on Friday when they were rescued from their sinking car in a fast-flowing Warwickshire ford.

The Daily Mail reports that the car had been swept away by flood water and was carried for more than 500 yards before a local farmer managed to secure it and drag in to the water's edge.

According to ITV News, the incident happened on the A435 in Coughton, near Alcester at around 11.30am.

A spokesperson for West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "Two elderly females and one male were treated for shock and hypothermia by ambulance crews. Two patients were airlifted and a third patient was taken by land ambulance to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch for further assessment and treatment."

The Midlands is braced for further flooding, after forecasters predicted continuing rain.

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