Heike Mojay-Sinclare Wiki – Heike Mojay-Sinclare Bio
Heike Mojay-Sinclare is a vet who drowned along with her two dogs after her car became trapped while crossing a ford in Derbyshire in 2018.
She called 999 at 21:36 GMT on 8 December 2018 to say she was submerged up to her waist in her car at Doles Lane, Derbyshire. Five minutes later, the 29-year-old told the operator the water was up to her chest before the call ended. Her husband Chester said, “her presence felt like a warm glow in our lives”.
She is 29-year-old.
According to BBC News, Derby Coroner’s Court heard she left her Hertfordshire home at 7.25 pm and planned to arrive with friends in Derbyshire by 10 pm.
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 station manager told the hearing: “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.”
Police and fire teams searched for hours and, the following morning – when the river level had dropped by approximately half a meter – one member of a water rescue team felt a car underfoot.
The inquest heard how “the car had dropped into a hole” and was found in a “deeper part” of the water.
The station manager added: “The poles would have missed the roof as it had dropped below the river bottom it was traversing.”
The court heard how police, residents, and the parish council had said a number of others had become stuck at the ford in the past.