Man in hospital after being rescued from canal by Good Samaritans

A man in his 60s is in a serious condition in hospital after being rescued from a canal by Good Samaritans in Long Itchington on Wednesday.

Two people were hurt by the crash
Two people were hurt by the crash

The man was heard shouting for help from the water just off Southam Road near the The Two Boats Inn at 9pm.

By the time mystery passers-by heard and dragged him out he was unconscious and found to have a head injury.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said he was treated for the injury and hypothermia and remains in a serious condition.

He said: “The man’s condition was still very serious but his chance of survival were dramatically increased thanks to the actions of the Good Samaritans.


“The man received emergency treatment at the scene for a head injury and also suffering hypothermia.

“Treatment continued at the scene and the patient’s condition was stabilised.

“The man, believed to be in his 60’s, was then transferred by ambulance to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire for further emergency treatment.

“It is unknown why he ended up in the canal or how long he had been there before being rescued.”