Search

WATCH: Land Rover driver takes on six foot deep flood water

PUBLISHED: 16:25 07 October 2019 | UPDATED: 08:10 08 October 2019

Adam Harrison with his 1995 Land Rover Discovery

Adam Harrison with his 1995 Land Rover Discovery "Mud Muncher" going through flood water on Green Lane north in Thorpe End. Photo: Submitted

Archant

A video filmed near Norwich shows the moment a Land Rover was nearly swept away as it tackled flooding nearly six feet deep.

Adam Harrison, Norwich, with his 1995 Land Rover Discovery Adam Harrison, Norwich, with his 1995 Land Rover Discovery "Mud Muncher". Photo: Submitted

Adam Harrison, 27, from Norwich, came across the flood on Green Lane North in Thorpe End, as he was driving home.

Although Mr Harrison said he had seen the area flooded before, he said it was the worst he had ever experienced.

Luckily, the 27-year-old was driving a 1995 Land Rover Discovery, which he said has been adapated to help it cope with extreme weather.

Despite this, he said he was nervous entering the flood.

Adam Harrison, Norwich, with his 1995 Land Rover Discovery Adam Harrison, Norwich, with his 1995 Land Rover Discovery "Mud Muncher". Photo: Submitted

He said: "This is the deepest flooding I've ever seen, it must have been at least two metres deep. The back end of the car was floating to keep the exhaust pipe clear, and the front wheels were gripping the ground to crawl us through."

The vehicle, which is around 3 metres tall and has 35 inch mud tyres, has been used in previous rescue missions, pulling smaller cars from snow and floods.

Mr Harrison is a member of Mudmuchers 4x4 Club, which organises fun days as well as the various rescue missions.

He added: "You can't underestimate these vehicles. When it comes to dealing with this weather they are the only ones that can do it. I did get wet feet though."

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Eastern Daily Press