A couple were rescued by firefighters after driving into floodwaters near York last night (Saturday).
Crews from Easingwold and Acomb were called to York Bridge, High Moor Lane, Shipton by Beningbrough at 10.09pm.
A couple had called the police to say they were stranded in their vehicle in floodwater.
High Moor Lane, Shipton by Beningborough
A North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Fire control managed to re-contact the occupants after some time, who stated they’d left the vehicle due to the amount of water coming in.
“They were, unknowingly to them, stood on the bridge wall over the beck.
“Fire crews waded through waist deep water to rescue the pair and lead them back to safety utilising their level 2 water rescue equipment.”
Among the other flood-related incidents overnight, fire crews were also called to
- Ripon at 6.53pm – firefighters rescued two people from a vehicle that had driven in to floodwater and broken down. The crew walked the occupants back to dry land
- Carleton at 7.14pm – crews from Skipton assisted two people from a vehicle that had driven in to flood water and broken down. Crew walked both occupants back to dry land and gave advice
- Castlegate, Malton at 12.39am – crew assisted at a property after the occupier called fire control to report water was coming up through the floor and that nearby pumping defences already in place appeared to be struggling. “Unfortunately the water levels were very low and we were unable to help at this time but advice was provided to the resident.”
- Castlegate, Malton at 1.08pm – The same crew were approached by Yorkshire Water requesting assistance as their pumps were struggling to deal with the flooding in the open. “Crews set in their light portable pump to assist in taking the pressure off in order for the water board to perform some maintenance on their pumps to get them working back to full capacity.”