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Public helps man to safety after mobility scooter canal crash

A man had to be rescued after his mobility scooter crashed into a canal earlier this week.

Disability scooter riders have since been encouraged to take extra care when visiting the Grand Union Canal in Slough.

According to local Slough Observer, passers-by had to run to the aid of the man after seeing the accident at around 7pm on Monday evening.

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The Observer’s report detailed how a spokesman for Langley fire station praised the ‘good action’ of members of the public.

Firefighters arrived soon after and managed to retrieve the scooter, before wrapping the man in blankets to keep him warm before being taken to hospital for a check-up.

The firefighters’ spokesman said: “The ground is very unstable on the towpath by the canal between Slough and Langley and it is advisable not to go too fast on a vehicle.”

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