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Saturday, 8 May 2021

Woman rescued by members of public after car enters River Trent

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Brave members of the public acted quickly to rescue a driver whose car entered the River Trent at Dunham-on-Trent this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly before 3.45pm.

Three men swam out to the car as it floated down the river and rescued a woman from the water.

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A fire service boat was launched to check the vehicle and area and it’s believed no-one else was inside. Efforts are ongoing to recover the car.

The woman is receiving medical treatment and is not currently believed to have suffered any serious injuries.

Inspector Paul Shortt, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I’d like to praise the members of the public for making a quick and brave decision which helped save the woman’s life and the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire emergency services for their swift response.

“We’re very grateful to these men for their actions and in the true traditions of the police service we will be seeking to acknowledge them for their bravery.

“Enquiries are ongoing to understand the full circumstances surrounding this incident, including how the car ended up in the river. I’d ask anyone who saw what happened, anyone who has CCTV footage of any drivers who may have captured dashcam footage to please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 467 of 13 April 2021.”