Essex County Fire and Rescue Service


Motorist rescued from Buttsbury Wash

Mountnessing Road, Mountnessing
15/02/2018 @ 16:11
Incident Number: 72106
In attendance: 1 x Brentwood

Firefighters rescued a motorist from their vehicle this afternoon after they drove into around two feet of water at Buttsbury Wash.

Fire crews freed the driver by 4.36pm. No-one else was in the vehicle at the time.


Driving in water - follow our advice

When confronted with any amount of water more than half the height of your car wheels, you should always stop and find an alternative route.

Just a couple of feet of water is enough to float a car - meaning stalling, a loss of control and mechanical damage to the vehicle.

Driving in water just isn't worth it - not only are you risking your own life, you'll also require the help of fire crews and rescue teams who could be needed elsewhere.

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