Woman rescued from vehicle stuck in floodwater near Beaworthy
A woman had to be rescued from her vehicle after it became stuck in floodwater near Beaworthy last night.
Fire crews from Hatherleigh, Holsworthy, Torrington and a specialist water rescue team from Barnstaple were called to the road between Sheepwash and Black Torrington at around 9.20pm.
Four firefighters wore dry suits to rescue the woman, who was trapped in her Land Rover which was stuck in approximately 2ft of floodwater.
A member of the public also assisted in rescuing the woman.
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The woman was not injured.
Earlier on Thursday a man had to be rescued from a car stuck in floodwater near Ilfracombe.
Two fire crews from the town were called to Trimstone Lane in West Down at around 12.45pm. Upon arrival, they found one man trapped inside his vehicle which was approximately 3ft deep in floodwater.
Firefighters wore dry suits to rescue the man.