Picture1-2UK: Two refrigeration engineers turned heroes yesterday, saving a pensioner from drowning in Chelmsford, Essex.

The reluctant heroes were called into action when a 73-year-old driver of a Lexus crashed his car through railings and into the River Can. Jumping into the river with a third member of the public, they pulled the driver from the sinking vehicle.

The Essex Chronicle has named the men as Chelmsford Star Co-op refrigeration engineers Spencer Turner and Ian Patch.

More details and video of the dramatic rescue can be found here.