FLOODING: Touching moment firefighters ensured elderly Rotherham woman had food

By Adele Forrest | 08/11/2019

FLOODING: Touching moment firefighters ensured elderly Rotherham woman had food
Picture: Rich Sayles Photography

THIS is the touching moment firefighters made sure an elderly Rotherham woman trapped in her home due to flooding had enough food to keep her going.

Photographer Rich Sayles captured the moment today (Friday) near the town centre and said the firefighters went above and beyond in their duty.

The Rotherham firefighters, Grant Baugh and Ryan Webster, made a special visit to the shops for the unidentified woman and fashioned a large pole with a hook to hoist her shopping bag up to her first-floor window.

Speaking to the Advertiser, Rich said: "The guys from the fire service were absolutely excellent, had smiles on their faces and were total professionals.

"I had a great chat and a laugh with them and they made sure the lady was safe and they'd be checking up on her.

"It's fabulous to see, under the extreme circumstances, that people are cheerful and helpful and the lads were happy to pose for a portrait before they went off to their next job.

"They're a credit to South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue."

Pictured below: Grant Baugh (left) and Ryan Webster

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