THE bravery of two West Mercia Police officers who saved a woman from a flooded ford is to be shown to a national audience this week. 

As we reported in April officers formed a human chain to pull the woman from her white Mini which was almost completely submerged in Walcot Lane ford between Pershore and Drakes Broughton. 

Officers received a frantic 999 call from the driver, who is in her 40s, and found she was already 10 metres downstream and submerged underwater.

She was trapped and her life was in danger when the officers arrived on scene.

Evesham Journal: RESCUE: West Mercia Police rescue a woman and her car from a flooded Ford in WorcestershireRESCUE: West Mercia Police rescue a woman and her car from a flooded Ford in Worcestershire (Image: Newsquest)

On Crimewatch Live this week the woman will speak for the first time about how she feared for her life as her car began to float away and her admiration for the brave officers who saved her.

The officers also re-live how they put their own safety aside to get into the flooded ford, smash the car window and haul the woman to safety with minutes to spare.

A Crimewatch Live reconstruction and dramatic police body-worn footage of the rescue will be shown as part of the broadcast.

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Crimewatch Live is broadcast at 10am on BBC One, and available to view on the iPlayer.

In April Chief Inspector Brian Gibbs said the rescue had been a "stark reminder of how water can be".

He said: "Unfortunately the woman found herself in difficulty in the ford and we’re really pleased officers were able to act so swiftly and rescue her before the vehicle sank too far under the water.

"Thankfully she wasn’t injured during the incident.

“This is however a stark reminder of how dangerous the water can be and we would always urge motorists to take care and avoid driving through large pools of water.

"I am immensely proud of the work of our team, they all acted in the finest traditions of policing acting quickly and instinctively working together as a team to rescue the lady.”