Saving the day for customers with plumbing and drainage emergencies is all in a day’s work for Dyno employee Colin Brodie, but the Isle of Wight engineer has been hailed a real hero after rescuing a group of Scouts and their driver from an overturned car.
Colin, a drainage engineer for P Fitzsimmons Ltd franchise, was on site taking delivery of a digger from a low loader when he heard a crash and turned to see an MPV had driven up the back ramp of the delivery vehicle and tipped on its side.
Island Echo previously reported on the incident in Pyle Street, Newport.
Colin immediately ran to the vehicle to find six young children and a male driver trapped inside. The driver managed to scramble into the back of the car while Colin got in via the back doors. As the driver held each child, Colin carefully unfastened the children’s seatbelts and lifted them one by one from the car before calling an ambulance.
Luckily, there were no serious injuries but all passengers were taken to hospital as a precaution.
“Working in drainage and plumbing for Dyno, I’m used to being involved in all kinds of rescues, from retrieving lost items in drains to preventing homes being flooded by a burst pipe, but this was a real emergency situation that could have involved serious injury. I did what anyone would’ve done and I’m just glad that none of the children or the driver were badly hurt.”
P Fitzsimmons Ltd is based on the Island with a second office in Fareham, Hampshire. Dyno offer a 24 hour home emergency service.