Woman rescued from vehicle trapped in floodwater

Fire teams came to the aid of the woman who became stuck on the road between Sheepwash and Black Torrington.

A WOMAN was rescued by fire fighters when her vehicle became stuck in floodwater at Sheepwash last night (Thur).

Fire engines from Hatherleigh, Holsworthy, Torrington and a specialist rescue team from Barnstaple were scrambled to the scene around 9.20pm on the road between Sheepwash and Black Torrington.

Four fire fighters wearing dry suits rescued the woman from approximately 2ft of water with the assistance on a member of the public using a Land Rover.

The woman had dialled 999 and stayed on the phone until the arrival of the fire service.

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