Two officers from Derbyshire Police were forced to abandon their response vehicle earlier today after floodwater quickly started to rise in Darley Abbey.
To be fair to the officers, it was in the middle of the night, so the water’s depth was hard to judge.
A spokesperson for Derbyshire Police said that the officers “misjudged the depth of water in the poor light”.
The spokesperson also confirmed that the officers were on patrol owing to “an increase in break-ins in the area recently”.
The spokeswoman for the force added:
“The water at the time was lower than in the picture, but the officers realised it was not safe to proceed.
“Our fire service colleagues were called to help the officers out of the car safely, and both constables are safe and well.
“This incident shows how dangerous flood water can be and even experienced drivers with good knowledge of an area can be caught off guard.”
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