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Flooding at Putney Bridge after Thames bursts its banks

A lifeboat crew prevented a Mercedes from floating away after rainfall caused the river to become swollení

Flooding at Putney Bridge. Picture credit: Arthur Harris

A Mercedes Benz has been stopped from floating into the Thames by Chiswick Lifeboat this afternoon after severe flooding at Putney Bridge.

At 2:30pm today a Chiswick lifeboat went on patrol as recent heavy rain fall, low pressure and a spring tide have caused the Thames to become very swollen.

A spokeswoman from the RNLI said: "As they got to Putney Bridge the crew of the lifeboat noticed a silver Mercedes surrounded by water. As it became apparent that the car was going to float into the Thames and possibly obstruct shipping they tied a rope around the tyres to prevent it from floating away."

 

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