South Lincolnshire

Heroic lifesaver saves woman from drowning after car crashes into river

A man has been praised by police after he saved a driver from drowning after their car crashed into a river.

Steve Jones, from Woking in Surrey, came to the rescue of a female driver from Spalding at around 9.15pm.

Police were alerted to the scene and a rescue mission began.

Steve went into the water and rescued the driver, who has now been arrested on suspicion of drink driving.

Photo: Fenland Police

In a Twitter post, Steve said: “That could have ended horribly.

“She is lucky to be alive, the water is so cold!

“I’m sure anyone would have done the same.”

Police later praised Steve for his bravery.

Photo: Fenland Police

In a Twitter post, a spokesperson for the force said: “Steve, thank you for your lifesaving actions.”