£86,000 Porsche turns into a ford in Sidmouth, gets stuck
A Porsche made a miraculous transformation into a Ford in Sidmouth today after becoming stuck behind flood gates.
The driver of the £86,000 super-car was forced to abandon the vehicle, believed to be a Porsche Panamera, after he was caught off guard by a flood barrier.
Fire crews were called to reports of the driver stuck in River Sid floodwater at 5:42am this morning.
It is thought the car crossed the ford from the other end but then became stuck at the other side after the town’s flood barrier was closed due to flood warnings.
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Crews used a ladder to rescue the owner.
A representative from Devon and Somerset Fire service said:
“Two fire appliances from Sidmouth were mobilised to reports of a person stuck in their car in floodwater on Mill Street, Sidmouth.
Upon arrival crews confirmed one person stuck in car in floodwater.
Crews set to work in dry suits to rescue the person from floodwater uninjured.”
The driver is one of many to have been hit by the floods in Devon today. Click here to read more.