‘Something we don’t see every day’: Helicopter arrives to help stranded driver on A47

PUBLISHED: 13:04 06 July 2020 | UPDATED: 13:04 06 July 2020

The white helicopter landed in a field next to the A47 at Guyhirn to deliver a new wheel to a stranded driver. Picture: Twitter/CambsCops

The white helicopter landed in a field next to the A47 at Guyhirn to deliver a new wheel to a stranded driver. Picture: Twitter/CambsCops

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Blown out tyre on the roadside on the busy A47, who you gonna call? A helicopter?

The white helicopter landed in a field next to the A47 at Guyhirn to deliver a new wheel to a stranded driver. Picture: Twitter/CambsCops The white helicopter landed in a field next to the A47 at Guyhirn to deliver a new wheel to a stranded driver. Picture: Twitter/CambsCops

That’s exactly what one motorist did on Friday (July 3) after breaking down near Guyhirn.

Concerned police officers stopped to assist the driver but were told everything was under control and a new wheel was being delivered.

Little did the officers know, the new wheel was being delivered by air mail and was arriving very shortly.

Several minutes later, a white helicopter landed in a nearby field and the wheel was handed over – allowing the driver to continue his journey.

The white helicopter landed in a field next to the A47 at Guyhirn to deliver a new wheel to a stranded driver. Picture: Twitter/CambsCopsThe white helicopter landed in a field next to the A47 at Guyhirn to deliver a new wheel to a stranded driver. Picture: Twitter/CambsCops

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said: “Our officers see a lot as part of the job but this was certainly a first!

“On Friday, they attended the A47 near Guyhirn to help a broken down car that had a blown out tyre. When officers arrived, the driver said they had a new wheel on the way.

“Shortly after, a helicopter arrived with a new wheel to save the day! Definitely something we don’t see every day!”

The white helicopter landed in a field next to the A47 at Guyhirn to deliver a new wheel to a stranded driver. Picture: Twitter/CambsCops The white helicopter landed in a field next to the A47 at Guyhirn to deliver a new wheel to a stranded driver. Picture: Twitter/CambsCops

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