Episode 19 Close Calls: On Camera


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Episode 19

A family break down on a busy road with no hard shoulder, and a lorry driver fails to see them. Plus a speedboat trip nearly ends in tragedy.


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A close call - a moment of danger when life can hang in the balance.

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I could die here. This is really serious.

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A split second where the outcome could go either way.

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Right, call 999 now.

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The difference between disaster and survival.

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You could see it on the faces of the crew how life-threatening this was.

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Why would you need to swim?

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Apparently, they're supposed to still be on a boat.

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These are the people that have been there and lived to tell the tale.

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I thought she had died.

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It's a day they'll never forget.

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The day they had a close call.

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Today on Close Calls,

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a family on their way home from a holiday weekend

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break down on a busy dual carriageway.

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There's no hard shoulder.

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A lorry driver fails to spot them.

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Another motorist rushes to their aid.

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Am I going to be pulling somebody's head off a windscreen?

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I just didn't know what to expect.

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And a lifeboat crew receive reports of a sinking speedboat.

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They race across the water, worried they might be too late.

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Our initial fears were they may possibly have drowned.

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Also today, a grandfather mountain biking with a pal

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crash lands headfirst.

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They're in a remote location.

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His friend dials 999.

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The A55, North Wales -

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a family car has broken down and come to a halt in the slow lane.

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Inside are a grandmother, her daughter

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and two young grandchildren.

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The children's mum sees the danger coming.

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I'm looking in my wing mirror and seeing this lorry.

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I just couldn't stop watching him -

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and I said to my mum, "There's a lorry coming."

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The lorry driver sees them too late.

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The huge truck smashes into the rear of the car,

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where the children are sitting.

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Another family witness the horrifying accident.

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-What

-BLEEP?

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Did you see it? It was awful.

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The cab twisted to the left, just jumped into the air.

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The driver, he kept it straight.

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I don't know how. The point it was rocking,

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that was one of the scariest things I've seen, really.

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Huyton in Liverpool is home to Paula and her daughters,

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nine-year-old Georgia and five-year-old Amelia.

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Paula's mum, Lynn, lives on the same street,

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and the family see each other every day.

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I don't know what I'd do without her. We go everywhere together.

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Holidays together.

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Caravan trips together.

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We are always going somewhere together, doing something together.

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I've always been close to my mum.

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Really close to her. She's more like my best friend.

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We're always just out and about, me and my mum and the two girls.

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It's half term, and the close-knit family

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have been spending time together

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in Towyn near Rhyl in North Wales.

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For years, the family have enjoyed seaside holidays

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in Lynn's caravan there, but with plans to travel abroad,

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she's taken the decision to sell up.

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We decided to make it our last trip.

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While we were there, we did take the girls out.

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We took them to the fair and we did have a good time.

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The morning they were coming home, we both felt sad -

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and then the friends who were coming to buy the van from us arrived

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and we had a cup of tea with them

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and I gave them the keys and then we left.

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They set off in their four-wheel drive.

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Lynn's driving with Paula in the passenger seat

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and the two girls in the rear.

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We drove down the country lanes, we were all singing.

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The children were singing in the back.

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We had smothered them around with the quilts, as well,

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in case they wanted to have a sleep on the way home.

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After a short time on the back roads, the family take the A55,

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the main express way connecting North Wales with the North West.

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Travelling on the same road are the Atkinson family.

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The dashboard camera on their car is recording the traffic

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as they head back after a day out in Rhyl. Dad Neil is driving.

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It had been a lovely day.

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We'd had fish and chips, we'd played on the beach.

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We'd played in the arcades.

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We'd been to see some friends.

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We were heading off home.

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Clear skies, dry road.

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It was a lovely driving day, really.

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Lynn's car is ahead of Neil's as the road expands from a two-lane

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to a three-lane carriageway.

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She's heading up the hill

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when her car suffers a sudden total loss of power.

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We'd just come around a bend and we were going up.

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Halfway up, the car just cut out.

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The girls, of course, were, "Nan, what's happened to the car?"

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I said, "It's all right, girls, Nan will pull over now."

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Lynn edges to the side of the road, trying to find a safe place to stop.

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And I pulled over to the barrier as far as I could,

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but I had no engine on because it had cut out,

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so we crawled along to a stop.

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But there's no hard shoulder and the family are at the mercy

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of the fast flowing traffic.

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Neil is catching them up.

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His dashboard camera shows a lorry approaching the hill.

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Paula looks anxiously behind her

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and spots it heading towards them in the slow lane.

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I'm looking in my wing mirror and seeing this lorry.

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I just couldn't stop watching him -

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and I said to my mum, "There is a lorry coming."

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I said, "He's got plenty of time.

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"Stop panicking. You will worry the children."

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He was getting closer and I said, "He hasn't put his indicator on,"

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and my mum said, "He's fine.

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"He's got loads of time to see us."

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Neil's camera picks up Lynn's car

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only just visible in front of the lorry -

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but it's not the only camera filming that day.

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The lorry has one, too.

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Lynn's four by four, its hazards flashing, is clearly visible.

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In the front seat, Paula is becoming frantic.

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I thought to myself, surely he's going to move.

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Surely he's going to move -

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but there's no indication, nothing.

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Neil's car is also getting closer to the lorry.

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He is aware other drivers are moving lane.

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They've seen something.

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I was conscious, I was aware that there was an obstacle there

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because the cars in front of the lorry were moving over to the right.

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But the driver of the HGV isn't.

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Aware of Paula's growing desperation,

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Lynn tries to get the engine going again.

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I went to start the car, and as I did, she screamed at me,

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"Mum, he's not going to stop,"

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and, as she said it, we both witnessed the front of his truck

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coming through the back of the car.

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This moment, recorded by the lorry's own camera,

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shows the 44 tonne juggernaut smashing into the family car.

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The driver swerves, but it's too late.

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The impact sends the car into a terrifying spin.

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Neil and his family witness it all.

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-BLEEP

-Did you see it?

-Yeah.

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That was awful.

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The cab twisted to the left, just jumped into the air.

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The driver, he kept it straight.

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I don't know how. The point it was rocking,

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that was just one of the scariest things I've seen, really.

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The main point of impact is the offside rear of Lynn's car,

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where her two granddaughters are sitting.

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I knew that at that instant,

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there was nothing I could do to get to them.

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I remember screaming, hold on tight.

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It was grinding, crunching,

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we were spinning around -

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but all the time we were spinning, I thought, the kids are gone.

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It's all over in a couple of seconds.

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The mangled wreckage emerges from behind the lorry.

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Lynn has taken a blow to the head.

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She's out cold -

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but her daughter's screams bring her around.

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And she was screaming, Amelia's dead.

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Amelia's dead. Which is the little one.

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Amelia had, I think it was a quilt

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that fell over her, so I couldn't see her face,

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I couldn't see movement or nothing.

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Neil pulls up in front of the accident,

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leaving his wife and children in the car and races back.

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He's full of foreboding.

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Am I going to be...

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Are you going to be covering people with a blanket?

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Are you going to be trying to stem blood flow?

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Am I going to be pulling somebody's head off a windscreen?

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I just didn't know what to expect at that time.

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Nine-year-old Georgia emerges from the wreckage,

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but Paula still can't see four-year-old Amelia.

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I was, at this point, hysterical, screaming, "The baby.

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"My baby's dead."

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Lynn struggles out of the driver's seat,

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desperate to check on her youngest granddaughter.

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I managed to pull the quilt off her face

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and see that she was still alive

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and she was silently crying,

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and I shouted, "Paula, she's alive."

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But to go from feeling like you've lost her

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to actually, no, she's OK,

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there's no words to explain that feeling.

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It...

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You know, it's like...

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It's just massive, massive relief.

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But that relief turns to dread as her mum, Lynn,

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suddenly collapses on the road.

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I thought, what's wrong with my mum?

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As she does, Neil arrives at the shocking scene.

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As I saw the back of the car, it was just horrific.

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It was all smashed in, it was totalled.

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It was... I don't think there was a window untouched.

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it was just totally smashed in.

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I got round the side of the car

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and the driver was crumpled on the floor.

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Never seen anything like it in real life.

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It's what you see in films.

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Neil dials 999, but help is already at hand.

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A doctor in the traffic behind, stops, too, and goes to help Lynn.

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And I was telling her, I can't breathe.

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I've got chest pains.

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I think I'm going to die.

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The emergency services arrive

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and rescue little Amelia from the wrecked vehicle,

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while Lynn is transferred to an ambulance.

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Her blood pressure has crashed.

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She's taken to Glan Clwyd Hospital.

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Paula and the children travel in a separate ambulance.

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Neil goes back to his car and continues his journey home

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to Stockport with his family.

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The drive home was very sombre, very quiet.

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It was a case of, what if that could have been us?

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At hospital, Lynn and her family are checked over and X-rayed.

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She has a broken rib, and is treated for a cut to her lip.

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Georgia suffers a hairline fracture to her hip,

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while Paula and Amelia escape with cuts and serious bruising.

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Later that evening, all four are allowed home.

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The driver of the lorry

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was found guilty of careless driving and fined.

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Lynn, Paula, and the children have since recovered from their injuries,

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but the shock has stayed with them.

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It was more than a close call.

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I can't believe we're here to tell the tale.

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Even after all these months, it's still very raw.

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I didn't watch the video.

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I can't watch it knowing that the kids are in the back of that car

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while that lorry's hitting it.

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I just can't bring myself to look at it.

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And all the what ifs...

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..still keep coming.

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We're just lucky, aren't we?

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Coming up later...

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..a mountain biker crash lands.

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His worried friend calls the emergency services.

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The Solent near Portsmouth.

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An upended speedboat floats in the water.

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Its passengers are nowhere to be seen.

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The 14-foot vessel has been swamped by the wash of a passing tanker,

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forcing the family on board to jump into the water.

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A lifeboat crew film as they speed towards the scene.

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As we were getting round there, we didn't know what we were getting to.

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Jewellery shop manager Rhiannon and her boyfriend Jethro,

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known as Jet for short, have been together for the last four years -

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but the pair first met when they were teenagers.

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You know, it was just a crush at that point,

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but, yeah, and then, you know, life went on.

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We lost contact for 14 years or so,

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and then we re-met in our 30s.

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Yeah, and the first time we met up,

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we sort of didn't really stop seeing each other after that.

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The couple live in the seaside resort of Southsea in Portsmouth.

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I think both of us love living on the coast.

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I prefer to be on the shore,

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whereas Rhiannon likes to be out on the water.

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So much so that she decides to buy a second-hand speedboat.

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I just thought it would be really nice, you know,

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take it over to the Isle of Wight.

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Go fishing. You did think I was mad,

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but when I get things in my head I kind of just think...

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..well, actually, why not?

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That's when I looked at and bought it.

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It's a Saturday in April.

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Rhiannon and Jet are looking forward to their second outing in the boat.

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They're planning a 14-mile trip along the Solent,

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from their local marina in Portsmouth, to the Isle of Wight,

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taking Jet's 12-year-old daughter, Tia, with them.

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It was sort of a, you know, proper planned day.

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Packed lunch...

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The hour journey across the busy stretch of water goes smoothly.

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The boat was working well.

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We had stopped, we'd had our picnic at the Isle of Wight.

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However, on the way back, the conditions are very different.

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Due to the tide coming out and being against the direction of the wind,

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we noticed that the choppy waves were starting to build up -

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but it was nothing that the boat couldn't handle.

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But they're alongside a major shipping lane.

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Then saw the cargo ship, quite a big one.

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The vessel creates a substantial wash

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as it ploughs through the water.

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You just don't think the wash is going to be that big

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when the cargo was that far away.

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But it is,

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creating a large wave which suddenly surges over the top of their boat

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and takes out the windscreen.

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The force of the water was quite shocking, actually.

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It's followed by another.

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I then noticed the second wave coming, even bigger than the first,

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and that just swamped the boat.

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Then, all of a sudden I felt like I'd jumped into a swimming pool,

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cos I didn't see the wave coming.

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I turned around, and I could see the stern and the engine

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were actually under water.

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And then I pretty much knew that that was it.

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Flooded, their speedboat rapidly sinks.

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Jet's first instinct is to protect Tia.

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I'd grabbed my daughter and we went into the sea.

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30 seconds, and then that was it.

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The water's choppy and at this time of year, it's still very cold.

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I think I was in a bit of shock and thinking, "Really?

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"Is this happening?"

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We were about 300/400 metres from the shore,

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and so we gathered into a group and started kicking.

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But the tide's against them and pushing them backwards.

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After five minutes of swimming,

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we were actually further away from the shore than when we started.

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And that's not all, they're being dragged towards the shipping lane!

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That's when I started to realise what danger we were really in.

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But they'd been spotted from the shore.

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Their small speedboat has gone down

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opposite the local volunteer lifeboat station,

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the Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service,

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known as GAFIRS.

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Control room staff alert their rescue boat

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currently patrolling Portsmouth harbour.

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Crew member James Baggott is on board.

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They could see that the people were in trouble.

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We knew it was something that we had to get to, and get to fast.

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The boat, piloted by senior coxswain Brian Pack, heads back,

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its siren blaring.

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James is filming from a body camera.

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Our initial fears

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was that they may be suffering from quite severe hypothermia,

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or, even, possibly they've drowned.

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Several miles away, Rhiannon, Jet, and Tia

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have been fighting against the tide for ten minutes.

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They're cold and exhausted.

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It was so choppy at that point

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that, you know, the waves were just going over.

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I was looking around for other boats.

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They're in luck. Highly experienced sailors John and Debbie

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are practising in their racing dinghy

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when they notice the front of the sunken speedboat

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sticking out of the water.

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We spotted that,

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and obviously you assume that there's going to be people in it

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who are no longer in it and floating.

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And they're likely to be getting very, very cold, very quickly.

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They immediately start searching.

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And there was debris everywhere,

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oars and bags and bits and pieces.

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We could definitely see one group,

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and I'd wave to them to let them know that we had seen them

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and we were coming to them.

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At that point, I felt relief.

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I raised my arm back to them.

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As they approach, Debbie realises it's a man, woman, and child.

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Then the man passed the child to me.

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So he gave me her hand.

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They pulled her aboard first.

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John pulled Rhiannon up onto the back of the boat,

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and then I climbed on afterwards.

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I mean, he was like, "I'm so glad you're here."

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Rhiannon and Tia were both shocked and suffering with mild hypothermia.

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Debbie and John know they need to get the family back

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to dry land quickly,

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but their boat isn't designed to take so many people.

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Obviously, with now five people in a two-person boat,

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we're a lot lower in the water than we should be -

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and the boat also became pretty uncontrollable at that point.

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They're now all in danger of ending up in the water.

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Being a racing boat, it's very, very tippy.

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Any slight thing, it would quite happily just flick over.

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So that was the main thing, is to keep the weight in the right place

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and make sure that it didn't turn over

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and they didn't end up back in the water.

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As John and Debbie battle to keep their small dinghy afloat,

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the rescue boat comes into view.

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The crew spot the sunken speed boat...

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..and then the struggling dinghy.

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The occupants of the sailing dinghy were waving towards the lifeboat

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to say that they've managed to retrieve the people from the water.

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Crew member James calls out to them.

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How many of you on there?

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OK, we're going to tie you onto lifeboat and then sort that out, OK?

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James gathers together thermal clothes for the casualties.

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Coxswain Brian cautiously manoeuvres the rescue boat

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alongside the unstable dinghy.

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They came alongside and took the family.

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That was quite a relief to see them, I have to say.

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OK.

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Phil, we're going to need your help, mate.

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12-year-old Tia is hauled aboard first.

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Both she and Rhiannon are showing signs of hypothermia.

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All right. OK.

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The lady was incredibly cold, and just the shock on her face was...

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It was stark!

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I couldn't stop shaking.

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I was just feeling, you know, just cold.

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Step inside, that's it.

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When we got her on board the lifeboat,

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we've got some bags to warm them up in as quickly as we could.

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I didn't remember a great deal about it.

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Apart from there was someone at the back of me

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with their arms around me, making sure I was warm enough.

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Fortunately, it's a quick run back to the lifeboat station.

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Rescue base lifeboat,

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please can you sort some warm clothing ASAP?

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More volunteers are there to help

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when the frightened family are brought to shore.

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Let's go into my house as quickly as we can, please.

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Lifeboatman James thinks they owe their survival

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to dinghy sailors Debbie and John.

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I mean, the fact that they spotted those people

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saved those people's lives.

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That boat wasn't designed to take five people -

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but they managed to get those three casualties on board

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and keep them safe until we arrived.

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I mean, they really should be applauded for what they did.

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It wasn't sort of until everything had calmed down

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that I got quite upset.

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I kept saying sorry to Jet, because his daughter was on board.

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I know it's no-one's fault, what happened,

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but it was still my boat. It was still my responsibility.

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The boat didn't bother me. Boats, you know...

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As long as we were all, you know, OK.

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Later, the rescue crew go back to retrieve the speedboat.

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Up until that experience,

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I didn't realise just how important GAFIRS is.

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They will certainly be receiving my support after that.

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John and Debbie turned up

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and I shook John's hand, gave Debbie a big hug.

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What else could you say but thank you, you know?

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And there's nothing else that can say -

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and obviously they'll have my gratitude forever.

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It could've been a lot different and it could've been a lot worse, yeah.

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A combination of helpful boaters

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and the rescue services working together there. Good work, boyo.

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All our emergency services are pretty wonderful, aren't they?

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And there are plenty of people with good reason to be grateful to them.

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The Calf Hey Reservoir in Lancashire.

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A mountain biker desperately dials 999 after his friend

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has a horrific accident.

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I heard it crack, and I felt the worst pain imaginable.

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Mountain Rescue are on their way...

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..but on the treacherous terrain,

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getting a casualty with such a hazardous injury down safely

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will require all their skill.

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Andrew Morton lives with his wife, Janice,

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in the small town of Waterfoot, Lancashire.

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59, and a grandfather of two, he's now semiretired

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and has more time to indulge his number one hobby, mountain biking.

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I've probably been cycling 25 years.

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I used to be a water skier.

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Ended up with dodgy knees,

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so, to improve my knees, I started cycling -

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and then got the bug, and... We're cycling three or four times a week.

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We all go biking.

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All the family bike -

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and we've got the countryside around here, as well.

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Nick is one of Andrew's long-time cycling buddies.

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I've been a good friend of Drew's for about 15 to 20 years.

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We share the same interests.

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Generally good friends, really.

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It's November, a late Sunday afternoon

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and the pair are visiting one of their favourite destinations -

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the Calf Hey Reservoir.

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We go along the top of the hill,

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and then there's a steep descent.

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It's got stones sticking up under the heather,

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so you've got to be really careful and keep well back on your bike.

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Andrew's well ahead, out of sight of Nick

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as he approaches a steep section of the track.

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Came down a dip, like a gully,

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and up the other side of the gully and took off.

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Andrew's lost control.

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He's sent flying over his handlebars and high into the air.

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Came down vertical on my head...

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..and then I felt my head crash into my helmet,

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and I heard a big crack.

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Andrew's first instinct is to try and get to his feet.

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Turned my neck - the worst pain imaginable,

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and my legs went to jelly underneath me

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and I collapsed on the floor.

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Andrew fears he has a very serious injury.

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I know I broke my neck, because I heard it crack.

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I knew that if I moved, it could be very dangerous.

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Desperate, Andrew shouts out.

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Coming up behind him, pal Nick rushes over.

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He was laying on the floor with his bike to one side.

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I could tell he was in a lot of pain and it was quite serious.

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Nick knows Andrew's injuries could be life-changing.

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Trying to keep calm for his friend's sake, he dials 999.

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This is his call.

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A quarter of a mile from any road,

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Nick realises it's impossible

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for a regular ambulance crew to reach them.

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An ambulance is already on its way

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and the local voluntary Mountain Rescue team is alerted.

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Andrew frantically checks the rest of himself over.

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I could feel my fingers and wiggle my toes,

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and I thought that's good, and that I can move my legs a bit -

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but I knew that if I moved, it could be very dangerous.

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He was getting quite agitated,

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and I think when he got agitated, he was in a lot of pain.

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Kevin Garvey is with the Mountain Rescue team, who are on their way.

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Everything now depends on them getting there.

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So we were called to get the casualty

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down to the waiting ambulance.

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They reach Andrew as the light's fading.

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One of the team is a doctor who quickly assesses him.

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The team doctor provided morphine,

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to reduce his pain and make the carry more comfortable.

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It was a real concern to us

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that he'd actually done something quite serious to his neck.

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To get Andrew safely to the ambulance,

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the team carefully carry him for a quarter of a mile

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down the steep, treacherous, slope.

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We were very aware that one wrong move

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could have caused him some severe paralysis or even ended his life.

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The waiting ambulance rushes Andrew to Preston's Spinal Injuries Unit

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where wife Janice is waiting anxiously.

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They took us into where they scan, and then brought him out again,

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and looked at the scan, and they said,

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"We're sorry but you've broken your neck."

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The bone at the top of Andrew's spine has broken into three pieces.

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They said that it's too dangerous to operate.

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"The only thing we can do is brace your neck,

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"and put you a halo brace on."

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Andrew has to wear this device for the next three months,

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to keep his head and neck steady

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while the broken bone knits itself back together.

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The points screw right into your skull.

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I had to tighten up the screws twice a week.

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Which wasn't very nice, because obviously it hurt him.

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It was hard work, but we managed.

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Andrew's injury is now healed.

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Although he will never completely regain full movement in his neck,

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he's still fit enough to carry on

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pedalling away with his friend, Nick.

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Back on my bike now, and still doing three or four times a week.

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Which is good, because you can't let these things stop you

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doing what you love.

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I'm a bit more careful now, it's quite safe most of the time -

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but now and then, you can get caught out.

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As I did.

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Join us again for more amazing close calls.

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See you next time.

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A family break down on a busy road with no hard shoulder, and a lorry driver fails to see them. Plus a speedboat trip nearly ends in tragedy when the vessel is swamped by a wave, and a grandad out mountain biking with a friend takes a tumble in a remote location. A mountain rescue team go to his aid.