Firefighters use sled to rescue woman whose car came off B1104 at Prickwillow and went into river

Firefighters use sled to rescue woman whose car came off B1104 at Prickwillow and went into river

Firefighters use sled to rescue woman whose car came off B1104 at Prickwillow and went into river - Credit: Archant

A woman climbed out of the driver’s seat to sit on the roof after her car came off the road and drove into a river on the B1104 at Prickwillow.

Firefighters wearing dry suits used a rescue sled to reach the female casualty said a Cambs Fire spokesman.

Crews were called to the scene at around 6.20am on Saturday, December 3.

Watch Commander Wayne Pringle said: “The casualty had managed to call the emergency services herself after the car was submerged half way up the windows.

“At this time of year roads can be icy, wet and muddy; particularly smaller roads and country lanes, so drivers should take extra care when driving in these conditions.”

The woman was taken to hospital and crews returned to their stations by 8.08am.