Person rescued in Crowborough

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Yesterday evening (Tuesday 15th) at about 7.30pm, East Sussex Fire & Rescue were contacted regarding a rescue at Palesgate Lane in Crowborough.

Ford Palesgate Lane in Crowborough

A red Peugeot 106 crossing the ford was washed downstream. It is understood the two occupants were still in the car as it became submerged and passed under the footbridge.

The Crowborough’s water rescue team attended along with a crew from Lewes fire station.

Firefighters found a car stuck in moving water. They rescued one person who was still trapped in the vehicle. Crews left the scene at 8.45pm.

It is understood the car is still in the brook about 50 metres downstream.

A Tweet warned drivers of the peril of crossing even relatively shallow water:

This is not the first time Crowborough Life has reported about vehicles being washed downstream at the ford – see Nov 2014 & July 2016

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