A man who drove his mercedes into a flooded car park was rescued by firemen
The driver was up to his knees in water but managed to call the emergency services from his mobile.
Fire crews wearing waterproof clothing were sent to rescue the dopey driver from Doxey Road car and lorry park in Stafford at around 9am.
Dramatic pictures show half of the red Mercedes SLK submerged under the water with the passenger door open.
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The driver was up to his knees in water but managed to call emergency services
The Mercedes was retrieved from the water by a removal company with the help of firefighters
Firefighters can be seen walking the driver to the safety of dry land at the entrance of the flooded long-stay car park, which has 800 spaces.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service station manager Derek Stoddart said: "It was a potentially dangerous situation but luckily it was still water not moving water.
"Because of the level of water and the temperature he was understandably shaken and cold.
The car park often gets flooded during storms or periods of bad weather
"After he got out, we called ambulances just to check on him but there were no injuries sustained.
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It was a potentially dangerous situation but luckily it was still water not moving water
"We would advise motorists at all times not to travel into water unless they are 100 per cent sure it is safe.
"Even shallow looking waters can change quickly and leave you in a lot of trouble."
The £30,000 Mercedes was later retrieved from the water by a removal company with the assistance of firefighters.
The car park is often affected by flooding during storms or periods of bad weather and was closed because of heavy rain as recently as last Sunday.
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In November last year, a similar rescue mission was needed when a red Ford C-Max got stuck in the water.
And in 2014 the car park was closed due to large parts of it being submerged under water.
A spokesman for Stafford Borough Council, which owns the car park, said: "We have closed the lorry park at Doxey due to flooding.
"Motorists were warned not to drive through the entrance at Pans Drive in order to avoid any damage."
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