Good Samaritan frees drivers from Yarnbrook floods

Wiltshire Times: Damian Hidalgo frees a stranded motorist from the floods at the Yarnbrook railway bridge Damian Hidalgo frees a stranded motorist from the floods at the Yarnbrook railway bridge

IT consultant Damian Hidalgo rushed to the aid of his brother whose car was trapped the floods in Yarnbrook this morning.

Mr Hidalgo, who lives in Westbury, went out to his brother Marcos who became stuck in floods while travelling on the A363, in his BMW 5 Series, under the village’s railway bridge.

Damian tried to get his brother’s car out by dragging it with a tow rope attached to his 4X4 - unfortunately to no avail. While, he was at the scene, he helped drag a Mercedes A-Class out which was also stranded.

Damian, who runs Prob-solve Solutions, based in Southwick, with his brother, said: “Unfortunately, my brother’s car was stuck in gear so I couldn’t get it out but while I was there I used my vehicle to pull out the A-Class. It was nice to help someone in need.

“The water was pretty high up on my wellies and it is a bit of nightmare that something like this has happened at this time of the year.”

The road is currently closed near the bridge with police at the scene. Marcos’ car was eventually pulled out of the water and has suffered damage to its engine.

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6:34pm Tue 24 Dec 13

dubblechubble says...

I read elsewhere that Damian was wearing chest waders, they look similar to an adult welly boot. Fantastic spirit right in time for new year, well done Damian, a real prob solver.
I read elsewhere that Damian was wearing chest waders, they look similar to an adult welly boot. Fantastic spirit right in time for new year, well done Damian, a real prob solver. dubblechubble

6:42pm Tue 24 Dec 13

dubblechubble says...

I think Damian should be allowed to turn on the Westbury Christmas lights next year. Well done Damian you're a good egg, and good eggs deserves a good cup and even better eggy soldiers for dunking. Dont settle for less.
I think Damian should be allowed to turn on the Westbury Christmas lights next year. Well done Damian you're a good egg, and good eggs deserves a good cup and even better eggy soldiers for dunking. Dont settle for less. dubblechubble

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