Car is pulled from river eight weeks after dramatic rescue
TWO months after a woman was dramatically rescued from this car — it has finally been recovered from the water.
For the past eight weeks the vehicle has been wedged against overhanging trees in the Afon Dewi Fawr near St Clears.
On Wednesday a tricky recovery operation finally saw it removed.
Phil Spivey, who owns the nearby Waunbricks Boarding Kennels, said: "They finally took the car.
"It had been there for two months. A recovery firm came in the snow.
"They had to cross our field to get to it even though the car was on the other side of the river because the steep bank and trees made it impossible from the other side."
Recovery firm Ken Williams Motors from Swansea was tasked with the job.
"We quite often get stuff like that, especially in that little ford," said worker Paul Davies.
"We've done a couple down there now."
The car is now on the firm's Fforestfach yard awaiting collection by the insurance company.
In November the Journal reported how the female driver of the car was lucky it became stuck on a fallen tree, or the car could have been submerged by the heavy torrent. The dramatic, hour-and-a-half rescue operation involved police, fire crews, coastguard, two helicopters and a specialist water rescue ambulance crew.
"We saw the car going down the road and then a couple of minutes later I looked out of the window and saw lights where they shouldn't have been," said Mr Spivey at the time.
"There was about 6ft or 7ft of water, the car would have been completely submerged if it hadn't hit the bank and gone up an uprooted tree."