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Keynsham flood rescuer pulls man from sinking car

  • 26 November 2012
  • From the section Bristol

An elderly man has been pulled from his car which was partially submerged in flood water at Keynsham.

The car was spotted in flood water on Broadmead Lane late on Sunday afternoon by David Dunn, who rescued the man.

"It was in between two sections of the river and the water was flowing fast there," said Mr Dunn.

"I've got a Land Rover so I drove out and climbed on to the bonnet and we got his window open and I pulled him out," he said.

Elsewhere Avon and Somerset Fire and Rescue teams spent five hours pumping water out of the Tesco store in Thornbury.

In total the service said it received 32 flood-related calls on Sunday evening.

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