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Thursday, 05 March 2015

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Delivery van driver rescued as huge waves batter Cumbrian coast

A supermarket delivery van driver has had to be rescued from flood water on the Cumbria coast.

The Tesco vehicle got stuck at Dubmill Point, between Allonby and Silloth, at about 3pm.

Police, fire service, ambulance and coastguard all attended the scene.

The man was not hurt. The vehicle has been recovered.

A post on Maryport inshore rescue team's Facebook page says they were alerted at 3.10pm by Liverpool Coastguard to reports of a stranded vehicle.

"[It] turned out to be a Tesco's delivery van. The team quickly took the vehicle in tow and pulled it to safety into Mawbray village. Other services also on scene were police, fire, ambulance. Well done all, job safely done," it adds.

Waves about 15 to 20 feet high were reported in the area and the road has been closed.

A Cumbria police spokeswoman said: “Officers from the police and other agencies are working hard to keep the public safe, and ask the public to help them do this by obeying road signs and taking no unnecessary risks.”

Motorists are advised not to enter any flooded road where they are unsure of the depth of the water.

Elsewhere, Sandside Road at Milnthorpe was closed due to flooding but has now reopened and is passable with care.


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