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

PUBLISHED: 14:08 20 June 2013 | UPDATED: 14:08 20 June 2013

The fire damaged a room on the second floor

The fire damaged a room on the second floor


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.

“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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