UK Mother warns parents after child's pushchair rolls into lake and he nearly drowns

A mother in the UK has warned parents after her buggy rolled down a hill and almost drowned her child.
A mother in the UK has warned parents after her buggy rolled down a hill and almost drowned her child. Photo credit: Getty Images

A mother in the UK, whose one-year-old son rolled down a slope in his pushchair into a lake, described the moment she thought he was going to drown as the "stuff of nightmares."

Camille Wood, from Surrey was walking her dog and her son Samson around Broadwater Lake.

Wood picked up a ball to throw for the dog and let go of the pushchair, when she turned back it was rolling towards the lake. She told SurreyLive she was unable to catch it.

“Samson must have rocked himself onto the slope of the embankment and as I turned back I watched in horror as the buggy rolled very quickly down the bank and landed face down in the water.

"I screamed but no one came, the whole lake suddenly seemed deserted. So I jumped in, pulled him to the surface, unstrapped him and stood there holding him and screaming for help," she told SurreyLive.

“It was the stuff of nightmares, I thought he was going to die. I was stuck in my very own horror film."

A passing jogger helped them safely out and calmed Woods down.

She is now warning other parents to check the brakes on their pushchairs.

Always check and double check the brakes on your buggies are on girls, even on level ground. When a pushchair is in motion it goes very fast, faster than even a panicked mother and that's saying something," she told SurreyLive.

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