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4x4 and heroic dad to rescue of elderly man trapped in flood water

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: November 27, 2012

  • The dramatic moment that David Dunn from Keynsham pulled a pensioner from the window of his car stranded in deep flood water

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This is the moment a heroic motorist risked his life to pull an elderly man from his car as it was engulfed by flood water.

David Dunn, 35, was driving his Land Rover with 13-year-old son Cameron when they spotted the pensioner.

Despite the danger, he drove the off-roader up to the driver as the current threatened to sweep the car away.

David climbed out of his 4x4 and on to the bonnet before pulling the man through the window to safety. The elderly gentleman, who is thought to live nearby, was shaken but unhurt following the ordeal in Keynsham, near Bristol.

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Mr Dunn said: “We went out in the Land Rover to have a look at the flooding in the area and on our way back we saw the car in the water. I climbed out on to my bonnet and got him out of the window.

“It was getting dark and the car was submerged, he was old and the car was filling with cold water. It doesn’t take long for hypothermia to set in.”

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