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Three rescued from river after suspected drink driver crashes car into water

PUBLISHED: 14:45 30 October 2018

Emergency services in Horning after a man drove his car into the river. Photo: Hemsby Lifeboat

Emergency services in Horning after a man drove his car into the river. Photo: Hemsby Lifeboat

Hemsby Lifeboat

Emergency services were called to rescue three casualties from the Broads late last night.

The car, a red Vauxhall Astra, remained on the edge of the river bank on Ferry Road today, opposite the Ferry Inn. Photo: Neil DidsburyThe car, a red Vauxhall Astra, remained on the edge of the river bank on Ferry Road today, opposite the Ferry Inn. Photo: Neil Didsbury

Police, fire, ambulance and coastguard attended the scene on at The Ferry Inn pub on Ferry Road, Horning, after a man in his 40s ploughed his car into the river.

Three men dived into the water to help the driver but had to be rescued by emergency services after getting into trouble.

Fire crews from Wroxham, Sprowston and Carrow used a surface rescue boat to transfer the casualties into the care of the ambulance.

Hemsby lifeboat were paged to the scene at 11.55pm and launched the Hemsby broads lifeboat from the nearby Horning Sailing Club to search the water for other potential casualties.

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The driver was arrested on suspicion of drink driving following a visit to hospital and remains in custody this morning.

If you know any of the men that jumped in to help please contact bethany.wales@archant.co.uk or call 07976397680.

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