Thanks for helping me, says disabled woman, rescued by fire crew when she got stuck in her shower

Katherine Poulter is rescued by March fire crew PHOTO: Kath Sansom

Katherine Poulter is rescued by March fire crew PHOTO: Kath Sansom - Credit: Archant

A disabled woman has sent a big thank you to fire crew who had to break down her front door to rescue her when she said she got stuck in her shower.

Katherine Poulter was rescued fro her bathroom by March fire crew PHOTO: Kath Sansom

Katherine Poulter was rescued fro her bathroom by March fire crew PHOTO: Kath Sansom - Credit: Archant

Katherine Poulton, 66, was showering in her warden controlled flat in March when she said she slipped and got stuck.

The drain then got blocked, she said, and her special disabled shower unit began filling up with water.

“I was worried and pulled the emergency cord,” she said.

“If they hadn’t come I would have had to just shout and shout until somebody heard me.

Katherine Poulton thanks fire crew from March for rescuing her when she was stuck in the shower PHOT

Katherine Poulton thanks fire crew from March for rescuing her when she was stuck in the shower PHOTO: Kath Sansom - Credit: Archant


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“The firemen came really quickly and they broke down the door to get to me.

“There were so kind I wanted to say thank you to them.

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“They even came back later to fix the door with a new lock, I’m so grateful to them.”

Crew commander Wayne Marshall, from March Fire Station, said the lady was in a seated chair in a shower cubicle at her Shaftsbury Court home and the drain had got blocked so the water wasn’t draining away.

“The water was filling up the shower cubicle and was up to her ankles when she pulled the emergency cord,” he said.

“he height of the cubicle meant the water would not have reached higher than the lady’s waist but added: “She was quite concerned because the water wasn’t draining away so we forced entry to the flat and the crew managed to rescue her fairly quickly and get her to some comfort early on.”

CC Marshall said: “It’s always a pleasure to help people.

“We don’t always hear from people after an incident so it always means a lot to get a thank you from someone you have helped.”

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