Bystanders rescue man and dog from car in lake
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Man and dog saved from car in Welwyn Garden City lake

A video has caught the moment three bystanders swam to rescue an elderly man and his dog from a car.

Onlookers swam across the boating lake at Stanborough Park, Welwyn Garden City, on Sunday after the Nissan Qashqai became submerged in the water.

The pair were put in a boat and taken to land. The man, who is from Potters Bar, was taken to hospital but discharged later in the day.

Police said he was "shaken" but "not injured".

The video was taken by Alex Kerr and posted on YouTube.

  • 10 Oct 2016