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Heartbeat Actor Rescues Elderly Couple From Ditch In Thornton Le Dale


12:45pm 19th November 2013

A Heartbeat actor has pulled an elderly couple trapped in a car, from a beck in Thornton Le Dale.

David Lonsdale who played David Stockwell in the long running TV series came to the rescue of the couple when he was visiting the area last Friday.

He spotted the car upside down in a ditch on Marishes Road and could hear cries for help. David says he found the couple trapped upside down in the car with water running through the vehicle.

He adds that he managed to free them from the car and pull them to safety.

The 86 year old man and 78 year old woman from Pickering were taken to Scarborough District Hospital for a check up.

David says he has since spoken to the couple and that they are both ok.

David tells us how being in Heartbeat helped:


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