Motorists rescued from vehicles stranded by floodwater in Greater Glasgow
07 December 2015
Incidents in East Dunbartonshire and north west Glasgow involved crews from Kirkintilloch, Knightswood and Clydebank.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews led three people safely from cars involved in separate flooding incidents in Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire on Sunday morning (6 December).
A man and woman stranded in rising floodwater between Kirkintilloch and Lennoxtown called 999 shortly before 11:30am and a crew from Kirkintilloch Community Fire Station reached the scene around seven minutes later.
Watch Manager Graeme Fyfe, the incident commander, said: “The caller reported the water was at the bottom of the car’s window and when we arrived the level seemed to be rising.
“Firefighters utilised tow lines as they safely removed the man and woman from the vehicle and we requested an ambulance to check that they weren’t suffering from hypothermia. A paramedic assessed them both and thankfully neither required treatment.”
The ambulance service transported the two safely back to their home and firefighters left the scene around 12:15pm.
The incident was the second water rescue conducted that morning by SFRS crews in the Greater Glasgow area.
At 2am a man at Kinfauns Drive in Drumchapel called 999 to report water had entered his taxi and was up to his waist.
Appliances were sent from Knightswood and Clydebank community fire stations and firefighters safely released the motorist before leaving the scene around 2:45am.