Man arrested as children hurt in Evesham river plunge
Published: 11th Feb 2010 13:59:14
A man has been arrested after a car carrying two children was driven into a river in Worcestershire.
West Midlands Ambulance Service said the car, carrying a man, a boy and a girl, plunged into the River Avon in Evesham at about 0920 GMT.
The man and boy escaped from the submerged vehicle, but the girl was pulled out two hours later.
The boy is understood to be in a critical condition, but the girl's condition is currently unknown.
The children were both airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Ambulance crews attempted resuscitation on the girl at the scene on Boat Lane.
The man's condition is not thought to be life-threatening.
He was taken by ambulance to the Alexandra Hospital in Redditch.
None of the people involved have yet been identified.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: "When crews arrived, the man and a young boy were already out of the vehicle.
"A young girl was pulled from the submerged vehicle around two hours later by police divers.
"This was an extremely difficult incident for the staff from all three emergency services."
A West Mercia Police spokesman confirmed a man had been arrested in connection with the incident.
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