Emergency services rush to injured woman trapped in basement flood in Fortune Green

The fire damaged a room on the second floor

The fire damaged a room on the second floor - Credit: sub

Firefighters and paramedics went to the rescue of an injured woman who was trapped in a flooded basement on Tuesday.

Emergency services received reports of the woman submerged to her waist in Finchley Road, Fortune Green, at about 11am.

When they arrived, they found a 53-year-old had slipped and sustained a possible head injury, though the water was only about an inch deep.

She was lifted out of the basement on a stretcher with a neck brace and taken to the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead.

Firefighters from Holloway fire station attended and crew manager Mick Hill said: “We were called to a flooding and the person was apparently submerged.

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“It turned out the occupant had slipped over and banged her head, but she was not submerged as there was only about 3cm of water. She was just a bit uncomfortable.”

A London Ambulance Service spokesman said she was breathing and conscious but was taken to hospital as a priority.

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