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Siliconous Skumins
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Rogue Ætherlord
United Kingdom United Kingdom

« on: August 12, 2015, 06:57:43 pm »

Elderly man 'calmly' smokes pipe while 'sinking' in Loxley lake   Grin

The man, in his 80s, was carried to safety by firefighters

An elderly man who accidentally drove into a lake sat in his car calmly smoking his pipe as he waited to be rescued, emergency services have said.

Crews were called to a farm in Loxley, Warwickshire, at about 14:50 BST on Tuesday.

The man, in his eighties, had gone there to fish.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said: "He smoked his pipe and chatted to the farmer, who went into the lake in waders".

Firefighters carried the driver from his car back onto land.

"He wasn't hurt or even cold but crews removed his clothing to ensure he didn't get cold and he was driven home in the ambulance," a spokesman said.

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Zeppelin Captain

« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2015, 06:34:02 am »

That car is way out there.
Rogue Ætherlord
United States United States

"This is the sort of thing no-one ever believes"

« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2015, 07:13:43 am »

"You've got to admire that stiff upper lip!"

Walk softly and carry a big banjo...

""quid statis aspicientes in infernum"
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United States United States

« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2015, 08:35:40 pm »

This was a question on the NPR program "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me!" this week. I only knew the answer due to this thread.
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Germany Germany

« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2015, 02:58:56 am »

He is too careless

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