Firefighters wade in to rescue people from car stuck in floodwater

The rescue at Naburn. Photograph: Station Manager Tony Walker on Twitter

Firefighters have rescued two people stuck in a car in floodwater at Naburn.

Station Manager Tony Walker tweeted out pictures of the rescue which took place this afternoon.

Crews from York and Acomb were called to the scene and were more than knee-high in floodwater when they reached
the Volvo near Naburn marina. They brought a man and a woman to dry ground.

He said firefighters responded because the safety and wellbeing of the driver and passenger were at risk.

The flood was clearly signposted.

Mr Walker said: “The driver ignored the obvious sign and visible flooding. We will not recover vehicles! Do not drive through flood water!”

He added that he had offered them some “sound advice”.