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West Mersea: Vehicles stranded in tidal water

16:17 15 November 2012

Drivers rescued in Mersea (library photo)

Drivers rescued in Mersea (library photo)

EMERGENCY services were called to the Strood causeway at West Mersea this afternoon after two vehicles became stranded at high tide.

Thames Coastguard received a call for assistance at 12.45pm. One fire appliance from Mersea, an RNLI crew and officers from Essex Police also attended.

On arrival fire crews reported a van and a 4x4 vehicle stuck in the water.

The vehicles were towed to safety by police after the tide went down.

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