Firefighters rescue family-of-three from village flood

Flood Pics.
Flood Pics.
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A FAMILY of three were rescued from floodwater in Bottesford on Sunday evening after becoming stuck in their car.

The trio were rescued by firefighters who used an inflatable to get them back to dry land.

They were caught out when the River Devon burst its banks at Rectory Lane.

The photographs were sent in to the Journal by Phil Salathiel of Bottesford.

He said: “It was hard to believe. We went for a walk and came round the corner and it was like World War Three had broken out.”

Mr Salathiel said there were five fire engines and an ambulance on the scene.

He added: “They just seemed to come from everywhere.

“The family were put into the back of an ambulance but they looked to be okay.”

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l FLOODING forced the closure of the A1 northbound sliproad at Barrowby over the weekend.

Heavy rain waterlogged the A52 sliproad, causing a danger to motorists. A diversion was in place while the water cleared.