Dramatic pictures show car pulled from Fareham Creek this morning

DRAMATIC photos have captured the moment a car was pulled from Fareham Creek in the early hours of this morning.

Thursday, 27th January 2022, 8:35 am
Updated Thursday, 27th January 2022, 2:09 pm

Images sent to The News show the vehicle being lifted out of the water and on to the A32 just after midnight on January 27.

The incident took place off the A32, near the Quay Street roundabout after a road traffic collision on nearby Belvoir Close.

Prior to the car being salvaged from the mud flats, one casualty was pulled from the vehicle and seen to by paramedics.

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A car being pulled from Fareham Creek in the early hours of January 27, 2022

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Witnesses reported seeing ‘at least 20 blue lights’ as police, paramedics and fire crews attended the scene.

A spokesman for the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service (HIWFRS) said: ‘Fareham and Cosham firefighters were called at 11.17pm last night following a road traffic collision on Belvoir Close.

‘The vehicle involved had left the road and was stuck on the mudflats.

A car being pulled from Fareham Creek in the early hours of January 27, 2022

‘HIWFRS worked to release one casualty from the vehicle, who was then handed into the care of South Central Ambulance Service paramedics.

‘Crews left the scene at 11:46pm.’

A spokesman for Hampshire police said: ‘We received reports at 11.13pm last night of a vehicle containing three occupants losing control on Gosport Road, leaving the carriageway and ending up in the water off Gosport Road.

‘The tide was out and no-one was injured.

The barrier between the A32 and Fareham Creek after a car drove into the water

‘The driver did not remain at the scene.

‘Enquiries remain ongoing.’

And a spokesman for the South Central Ambulance Service added: ‘There were two occupants in the car, one of whom was rescued from the vehicle with the assistance of the fire service, the other was able to get themselves out.

‘They were both assessed by our ambulance crews at the scene and advised to make their own way to hospital for further treatment/assessment.’

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