Man falls from his mobility scooter into lake

Man falls from his mobility scooter into lake

Man falls from his mobility scooter into lake

First published in News

An elderly gentleman had to be rescued from a lake by firefighters.

The man fell from his mobility scooter into the lake at Brooklands Leisure Park off Western Road in Lancing at 3.30pm this afternoon.

Firefighters from Worthing station were able to rescue the man using a ladder and he was checked over by South East Coast Ambulance Service paramedics before being taken to Worthing Hospital for further checks.

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7:16pm Mon 12 May 14

babsticals says...

Whoops,wonder if he followed instructions from his satnav ! Seriously,hope the guy is ok.
Whoops,wonder if he followed instructions from his satnav ! Seriously,hope the guy is ok. babsticals
  • Score: 1

11:39pm Mon 12 May 14

John Steed says...

and these things are becoming more prevalent on the roads of worthingyesterday one came past me with a child being carried by an adult
and these things are becoming more prevalent on the roads of worthingyesterday one came past me with a child being carried by an adult John Steed
  • Score: 2

12:01am Tue 13 May 14

NickBrt says...

Did anyone get it recorded? Worth 250 quid on you been framed.
Did anyone get it recorded? Worth 250 quid on you been framed. NickBrt
  • Score: -1

1:27am Tue 13 May 14

Mr chock says...

babsticals wrote:
Whoops,wonder if he followed instructions from his satnav ! Seriously,hope the guy is ok.
i also wonder if the buggy fail .. his gone in the lake will they now fence off the lakes ? "health and safety " maybe his another suicide attempt about 3 weeks ago the argus reported on a 72 year old who was found at the base of the multi story carpark in brighton .. sometimes people want to choose when to die .. Vote Ukip maybe they have it in their manifesto
[quote][p][bold]babsticals[/bold] wrote: Whoops,wonder if he followed instructions from his satnav ! Seriously,hope the guy is ok.[/p][/quote]i also wonder if the buggy fail .. his gone in the lake will they now fence off the lakes ? "health and safety " maybe his another suicide attempt about 3 weeks ago the argus reported on a 72 year old who was found at the base of the multi story carpark in brighton .. sometimes people want to choose when to die .. Vote Ukip maybe they have it in their manifesto Mr chock
  • Score: -4

8:27am Tue 13 May 14

qm says...

gayebuoy wrote:
Ahh hahahahahahahahaha absolute classic lol.They are a menace the old duffers on these scooters
You'll inevitably be an "old duffer" one day! Either eat your words or buy kneepads!! ;)
[quote][p][bold]gayebuoy[/bold] wrote: Ahh hahahahahahahahaha absolute classic lol.They are a menace the old duffers on these scooters[/p][/quote]You'll inevitably be an "old duffer" one day! Either eat your words or buy kneepads!! ;) qm
  • Score: 1

12:11pm Tue 13 May 14

ButtNuggets says...

Some of these comments are very distasteful.

It is very lucky this incident did not result in tragedy. Well done to the passers by who saved a life.
Some of these comments are very distasteful. It is very lucky this incident did not result in tragedy. Well done to the passers by who saved a life. ButtNuggets
  • Score: 2

12:39pm Tue 13 May 14

Goldenwight says...

Over a certain age, car driving is restricted as I understand, by way of re-tests and medicals. This is intended to avoid people driving cars who really are not safe to do so.

But no such requirement exists for mobility scooters- some of which I suspect are driven by people who would be refused a driving licence.

To prevent similar occurrences in the future, ought we as a society to be looking at regulation of their use? For example, I doubt that even many users know the difference between a type 2 and a type 3 scooter? Or the requirements when road capable scooters are used on the pavement?
Over a certain age, car driving is restricted as I understand, by way of re-tests and medicals. This is intended to avoid people driving cars who really are not safe to do so. But no such requirement exists for mobility scooters- some of which I suspect are driven by people who would be refused a driving licence. To prevent similar occurrences in the future, ought we as a society to be looking at regulation of their use? For example, I doubt that even many users know the difference between a type 2 and a type 3 scooter? Or the requirements when road capable scooters are used on the pavement? Goldenwight
  • Score: 2

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