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Sussex Police come to rescue of elderly driver stuck in mud for five hours
12:05pm Monday 11th February 2013 in News
An elderly driver was trapped in mud for more than five hours after becoming lost trying to avoid flooded roads.
The 82-year old Dorset man was driving his Jaguar from Newhaven towards his home when he was diverted off the A27 at Chichester due to surface flooding at 10.40pm on Sunday, February 10 and became stuck in an isolated rural area.
Sussex Police officers at first struggled to locate the man because of darkness and bad weather and the man’s mobile phone had gone flat.
He was finally located at just before 3.30am this morning (February 11) after officers in the police control room carried out a detailed analysis of electronic records from his call and managed to establish his exact whereabouts in Norwood Lane between Graffham and East Lavington close to Midhurst.
A police 4x4 then pulled the car clear and he was able to carry on his journey home without any need for medical attention.
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