Shropshire Firefighters in Cumbria Floods Rescue

This is what Shropshire boat crew faced when they went to help rescue householders in Cumbria
This is what Shropshire boat crew faced when they went to help rescue householders in Cumbria
7th December, 2015

Shropshire firefighters have been helping to rescue Cumbrian residents stranded in their homes from Storm Desmond.

A Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service boat crew was sent out from Shrewsbury early yesterday and was out helping people from their homes within hours of their arrival.

The six strong crew was accompanied by a senior officer after a request for assistance to deal with the aftermath of a storm which has seen a record level of British rainfall.

Area Manager Andy Johnson said the specialist boat crew had been out to Warwick Bridge where they rescued a couple and their dog from their home.

The crew then helped other villagers to escape the flood waters.

The team's skills were providing vital help, he said.

The crew will remain in the area until today when they may be relieved by another Shropshire team. Fire crews from MInsterley, Shrewsbury, Tweedale and Telford have been in Cumbria.

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