Rescue at notorious flooding spot

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FIREFIGHTERS pushed a car to safety after its engine cut out while travelling through a notorious flooding spot.

Crews were called to Peasley Cross Lane shortly after 2.30pm this afternoon (Monday, September 26).

Wearing water rescue kit, they waded into the water and pushed the car - which had a 70-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman inside - to safety.

Both occupants were checked over by paramedics at the scene, but were uninjured.

Watch manager Jim Brammeier, of St Helens Community Fire Station, said: “The water was around three feet deep. Firefighters wearing water rescue kit managed to move the car to safety and the occupants were unharmed.”

It’s the second time a rescue has taken place at the same spot in a matter of weeks.

On August 21 a woman had to be rescued from the roof of her car after her vehicle became almost fully submerged in flood water at the same location.