Police save stranded pregnant woman

A pregnant woman stranded in her car in wintry conditions has been rescued by two police officers who had to make their way through waist-deep snow to get to her.

The unnamed 19-year-old woman, who is 16 weeks pregnant, was trapped in her Land Rover Discovery along with two others in deep snow near Pocklington, East Yorkshire.

Pc Neil Fraser and Pc Tony Harrison, two Humberside Police officers, were checking to see if any vehicles were trapped in the snow.

When they continued towards the A166, along the Givendale Road, they realised that even a police vehicle could not reach the top of the road in that deep snow.

After noticing hazard lights flashing on a car in the distance, they travelled as far as possible in their police 4x4 and then made the rest of the journey on foot.

The officers waded for at least half a mile in waist-deep snow to get to the car, after which the woman and the two other people in the car were rescued from the hill, where another police 4x4 took them to Pocklington Police Station.

The woman, who was suffering from a condition as a result of the cold "would have come to some harm" had she not been rescued, police said.

An ambulance was called for the pregnant teenager but she did not need any hospital treatment, according to police.

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