Man rescued after five hours stuck in van in floodwater

Firefighters have rescued a man who had driven into floodwaters at Buttercrambe.

He had sat in his van for more than five hours before calling for assistance.

Meanwhile Ryedale District Council sent out this message: “Please respect road closures and do NOT try to go through flood waters tonight.

“Our colleagues at North Yorkshire Fire have told us of people trying to cycle, drive and walk through flooding in Norton and Malton earlier today. Don’t put yourself in danger and stay out of flood water.”