Vet, 29, who drowned when her car became stuck crossing a flooded ford made final desperate 999 call from the vehicle to say water was rising up her chest, inquest hears
- Heike Mojay-Sinclare got stuck in a ford in Derbyshire on December 8, 2018
- In a frantic 999 call, she told call handlers the water was rising up her chest
- Emergency services had problems locating the correct location of the incident
- Ms Mojay-Sinclare’s inquest at Derbyshire Coroner’s court will conclude later
A vet drowned along with her two dogs after her car became trapped while crossing a ford in Derbyshire in 2018.
Heike Mojay-Sinclare, 29, rang 999 at 9.36pm on December 8 to say that her car was stuck and the water was rising.
She managed to tell the emergency call handler that the water had reached her chest before the call ended.
The incident happened at Doles Lane, Derbyshire.
Heike Mojay-Sinclare rang 999 at 9.36pm on December 8 to say that her car was stuck in a ford in Derbyshire and the water was rising.
Ms Mojay-Sinclare, left, warned emergency services she was trapped in her car
According to BBC News, Derby Coroner’s Court heard she left her Hertfordshire home at 7.25pm and planned to arrive with friends in Derbyshire by 10pm.
However, after getting stuck in the ford, she warned the emergency call handler: ‘I am sinking’.
She said she was unsure of her location and emergency services tried two fords in an attempt to locate her before trying the third possible location when the fire station manager ‘decided to commit crews into the water’ which were described as ‘fast flowing’.
The court heard: ‘Crews were up to their shoulders in water and with wading poles searched from bank right to bank left and did not pick up anything.;
At 5.43am one of the crew found the car which had dropped into a hole in a ‘deeper part’ of the water.
The inquest heard Mrs Mojay-Sinclare died of drowning.
The hearing is due to conclude later today.