Woman rescued from Buttsbury Wash

Firefighters rescued a woman from flood water at Buttsbury Wash.

We were called to the road, between Ingatestone and Billericay, today at 6:50pm after a vehicle got stuck in the flooded road.

Firefighters used a water rescue sled to rescue one women, who couldn't get to safety themselves, to dry land.


Crew Manager Marc Kyprianou "If you see flood water, turn around and find another route. Remember just 2ft of water is enough to float a car. It's not worth taking the risk.

"This type of incident is easily avoided - if you see any flooded roads, simply do not drive through them. This evening we've had to use a number of officers, crews and specialist units to assist at the scene, all resources which have been tied up and not available to other emergencies."

Incident number
Attending station
Buttsbury Wash
6.52pm - 09 March 2023