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Snow angels praised for blizzard aid Sussex travellers
12:10pm Thursday 14th March 2013 in News
An army of snow angels have been praised for helping rescue stranded motorists.
Dozens of volunteers from the Plymouth Brethren Christian organisation loaded their 4x4s with tea and biscuits to free drivers trapped on the A23 on Monday night (March 11).
Member of the Evangelical group Mark Macintyre showed true grit by arranging a rescue party after venturing out in his Range Rover to try to rescue his stranded nephew.
Arriving at the scene he discovered chaos on the road and helped organise salvation for dozens of stranded drivers.
Mark, 37, of Horsham, called up his 4x4 driving friends and fellow members of his church.
He said: “I went out there to help my nephew and when I got there I realised how bad it was and just how many people were stuck there. I saw all these people and felt sorry for them and decided to do what I could.
“I called all my friends that could help. In the end there were probably 20 or 30 of us all in 4x4s and from the church, all down the A23.
“One of the Land Rovers had facilities to make tea and coffee and had plenty of supplies on board, so we were dishing those to all the people who were stuck in their cars.
“Everyone was really grateful. A hot drink can mean a lot when you are stuck outside at night.”
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust was among those that praised the volunteers’ efforts.
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