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Royal Marines Help Push A Stuck Lorry Uphill In The Snow

Royal Marines Help Push A Stuck Lorry Uphill In The Snow

Whenever you need a bit of help, a group of Royal Marines will always be willing to help you out.

That was proven this week as a group of Marines braved the elements to rescue a lorry stuck in the snow - by pushing the 40 ton vehicle uphill.

Credit: BBC Wales News
Credit: BBC Wales News

A lorry owned by the transport and warehousing company Owen Group was struggling to cope with the wintry weather currently blitzing the UK, and was struggling to get out of a service station off the M4 in Wales.

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A stunned bystander captured the moment that around 20 marines decided to chip in to help the stranded truck, throwing all their brawn behind it.

Although they were battling against slippy ice and sludgy snow, the group combined their forces by linking arms, pushing the truck until it was finally free from the snow and able to get moving again.

Credit: BBC Wales News
Credit: BBC Wales News

As if they weren't heroes enough, the Marines can be seen waving the truck off as it leaves the service station. What legends.

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A spokesman for Owens Group said: "We employ a lot of ex servicemen ourselves and we are very proud of our armed forces.

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"We really appreciate the help today and thank the Royal Marines for their assistance."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

This wasn't the first time that the people of the UK have needed military assistance over the past week as the UK found itself battered by the Beast from the East and Storm Emma.

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The army was called in on Thursday night to help rescue drivers snowed in on a main road in south-west England, which is suffering severely from the storms.

Hundreds of people were stranded for hours on the A31 in Hampshire and the A38 in Devon last night where the Met Office issued red and amber weather warnings for snow and ice.

The issue was declared a 'major incident' at around 9.40pm by Hampshire Police, who took to Twitter to urge drivers to stay away from the area.

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Both carriageways of the A31 were blocked in the incident, while the county council were forced to set up rest centres for drivers and take food and drink to those who were stranded.

The A31 is now moving again, although yesterday police were still clearing trapped traffic and recovering abandoned vehicles.

Featured Image Credit: BBc Wales News

Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.