FishFood1These pics have been sent in by Tom Rabbetts, who is a third year agricultural student at Reading University.

This accident happned in New Zealand while he was on his gap year working for a contractor.

Tom says he was driving too fast round a corner on a gravel road, which forms a dam on a small river.

One badly placed wheel near the edge of the road meant there was no going back and the tractor rolled in.

FishFood2Luckily for Tom the cab acted as a balloon and the machine righted itself.

Tom decided to bail out as the water passed over his knees.

The pictures show how deep it is close to the road!

Amazingly Tom’s boss was easy going and wasn’t that bothered.

Needless to say the tractor was in the doctors for a while afterwards.


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