Wednesday, 6 August 2014

*Shrugs* Canvey, Innit?

Sophie Sowden, 13, was enjoying a sleepover with friends when the storm hit Canvey. Eager to see what was going on, the girls went outside to Link Road and were walking in the floodwater.
Well, of course they were…

 /headdesk
Mum Claire Sowden, 34, of Hallet Road, Canvey, said: “Sophie all of a sudden dropped and was only saved from falling further by her thighs.
“If it had been a smaller child, it could have been fatal.”
Let’s hear it for childhood obesity! It's a lifesaver!
Mrs Sowden said: “She’s in a lot of pain and crying all the time. Everyone is out enjoying the summer holidays and she is immobile.
“At the time, I didn’t give it a thought. I just thought it was a cut, but I took her to the doctor and he said she needed to go to A&E. If drains are left open, it’s just waiting for an accident to happen. ”
But drains aren’t ‘left open’. The floodwater lifts them. That’s why no sensible person goes for a walk in it. 

Well, that and it’s often full of raw sewage.

4 comments:

Bucko The Moose said...

I thought the obesity comment was a joke until I clicked through to the article.

How'd she put all that weight on in only 13 years?!

Ed P said...

Maybe it's not fat - perhaps as Canvey is nearly cut off from the mainland, the locals are evolving with built-in floats? Looks like she and her friend fell flat on their faces too.

Twenty_Rothmans said...

"How'd she put all that weight on in only 13 years?!"

She was conceived, and no doubt nourished, during the 1997-2010 Reign of Terror.

The Dutch praise the wee boy for putting his finger in the dyke. We are well stocked with chav arses to keep our flooding at bay.

Though it would help if they didn't make the British Isles sink in the first place.



JuliaM said...

"How'd she put all that weight on in only 13 years?!"

*shrugs* Canvey, innit? ;)

"...perhaps as Canvey is nearly cut off from the mainland, the locals are evolving with built-in floats? "

:D