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Residents rescued from flooded home

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A SCOTTISH Fire and Rescue Service specialist water crew from Newton Stewart went to the aid of residents whose home was left under three feet of flood water on Friday.

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RESCUED . . .  Fire Fighters from Newton Stewart help two occupants out of their flooded home

(PICTURE: SCOTTISH FIRE and RESCUE SERVICE)

They received an emergency call from the occupants of the house in Mill Street, Creetown which was flooded with three feet of water on the ground floor.
Following a freak downpour large trees and debris blocked water running under a foot bridge in the area, causing water to flood into the property as well spilling into neighbouring properties and vehicles.
A spokesman for the service said a specialist water rescue team and an appliance, both from Newton Stewart, were sent to the scene and managed to gain access to the property via a first floor window.
A man and woman were successfully rescued from the house and taken to safety using an inflatable rescue sled.
Firefighters also removed water from the property using specialist pumps.
Dumfries and Galloway Council were also at the scene and have now removed the debris from under the bridge, which is beginning to alleviated the situation.
Neither resident was injured during the incident. 

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