Couple help woman trapped on roof of car in ford near Rugby

A photo taken at the scene by Thomas Henson
A photo taken at the scene by Thomas Henson
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A passing couple stopped to help a woman marooned in a ford near Rugby after she had attempted to drive through it.

Churchover residents James Tailby, 22, and Paula Strong, 21, were on their way to collect a takeaway when they heard the woman screaming for help.

Photo from the scene by @SkyblueAerial

Photo from the scene by @SkyblueAerial

She had tried to drive through Churchover ford but became trapped in her vehicle, surrounded by the fast-flowing water.

A car had already attempted to pass the ford earlier the same day and the driver had to be rescued. The vehicle was still in the water at the time the woman tried to drive through the ford.

James climbed on to the roof of the woman’s car and reassured her while he phoned the emergency services and explained their location.

Two fire engines rushed to the scene, along with police officers and an ambulance crew.

Photo from the scene  from @SkyblueAerial

Photo from the scene from @SkyblueAerial

The incident happened on December 27 at 5.55pm.