Maldon: Gay dads rescued from car roof after flood horror

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The car the men became stuck in in Hurrells Lane, Little Baddow The car the men became stuck in in Hurrells Lane, Little Baddow

Maldon's celebrity gay dads thought they were “going to die” after being rescued from the roof of their car when it got stuck in five feet of water.

Tony, 48, and Barrie Drewitt-Barlow, 43, of Main Road, Danbury, were travelling through a ford near Hurrells Lane, Little Baddow at about 12midnight on Sunday morning when a river bank flooded.

Their Range Rover became submerged before the force of the water spun the car round three times and gushed in, cutting out the electric and trapping them in the vehicle.

The millionaire couple, the first to father surrogate children in the UK, were returning home after attending Essex Fashion Week when they said the water seemed to come out of nowhere.

Tony, who runs the British Surrogacy Centre in Chandlers Quay, Maldon, with Barrie, said: “We got to what should have been just a very easy ford to cross, but just as we got towards it, the river banks broke, and the water just gushed in.

“The water was not there when we first went towards it then suddenly there was this tidal wave that came from nowhere.”

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7:27pm Wed 10 Oct 12

Regbluebottle says...

Celebrities - my a**e!

And they're not from Maldon as the first line of this article suggest.

Sloppy MBS reporting yet again.
Celebrities - my a**e! And they're not from Maldon as the first line of this article suggest. Sloppy MBS reporting yet again. Regbluebottle

1:48am Fri 12 Oct 12

e5mitch says...

“The water was not there when we first went towards it then suddenly there was this tidal wave that came from nowhere.”

Of course it did.....lol.
& what a pair of drama queens they are, anybody else would have waded to safety & saved the tax payers thousands!!
“The water was not there when we first went towards it then suddenly there was this tidal wave that came from nowhere.” Of course it did.....lol. & what a pair of drama queens they are, anybody else would have waded to safety & saved the tax payers thousands!! e5mitch

10:08pm Sun 14 Oct 12

L2097 says...

Well rescued all one of them could do was complain about his £800 shoes being damaged.

How about a donation from them for the all of the services they used to save them getting too wet whilst jumping to the bank?
Well rescued all one of them could do was complain about his £800 shoes being damaged. How about a donation from them for the all of the services they used to save them getting too wet whilst jumping to the bank? L2097

7:00am Wed 17 Oct 12

andypandy1952 says...

Just more publicity yet again. Ne normal person would have waded out of the ford but not them oh no they had to have all emergency services . Celebrities my arse ......they just wanted to be rescued by butch men wat a pair of drama queens. Wonder wat he done with his £800 pair of shoes that got ruined. more money than sense.
Just more publicity yet again. Ne normal person would have waded out of the ford but not them oh no they had to have all emergency services . Celebrities my arse ......they just wanted to be rescued by butch men wat a pair of drama queens. Wonder wat he done with his £800 pair of shoes that got ruined. more money than sense. andypandy1952

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