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Man awaits questioning over Evesham river plunge

Category: England

Published: 12th Feb 2010 03:35:45

Police are waiting to question a man after a car carrying two children was driven into a river in Worcestershire.

The vehicle, carrying a man, a boy and a girl, plunged into the River Avon in Evesham on Thursday morning.

The man and boy, aged six, escaped from the submerged car but the girl, aged five, was pulled out two hours later. The children remain critically ill.

West Midlands Police said a man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder would be questioned on Friday.

Investigation ongoing

The police were called to Boat Lane at 0919 GMT amid reports a vehicle had gone into the river.

Emergency services, including divers, took part in a rescue operation in which all three people were pulled from the water.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said crews carried out the resuscitation of the girl on the river bank.

Both children were airlifted to Birmingham Children's Hospital where they remain in a critical condition.

The man was taken to Alexandra Hospital in Redditch where he was treated and later discharged.

Supt Garry Higgins, of West Mercia Police, said an investigation was ongoing and appealed for any witnesses to contact police.

None of the people involved have yet been identified.

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