Man sat smoking pipe in car after it ended up in a lake

An 80-year-old man was so calm he sat smoking his pipe while his car filled up with water after it had ended up in a lake in Loxley. Photograph courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service.
An 80-year-old man was so calm he sat smoking his pipe while his car filled up with water after it had ended up in a lake in Loxley. Photograph courtesy of West Midlands Ambulance Service.
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A pensioner was so calm that he sat smoking his pipe while his car filled up with water after it had ended up in a lake in Loxley.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to a farm shortly before 2.50pm yesterday (Tuesday).

An advanced community paramedic, a paramedic area support officer and an ambulance crew attended. Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service also attended.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “The man, who is in his 80s, had gone to the farm to fish in its lake. After his car ended up in the water, he smoked his pipe and chatted to the farmer who went into the lake in his waders.

Firefighters carried him from his car back onto land.

“He wasn’t hurt or even cold but ambulance crews removed his clothing to ensure he didn’t get cold and he was driven home in the ambulance.”