Emergency service crews rescued two people "just in the nick of time" after their car was swept from the road and pinned to a metal gate by a torrent of floodwater.

Specialist fire crews waded into water near Newcastleton to save the pair from the "extremely dangerous situation" after a river had burst its banks.

The two people were taken to hospital by paramedics after being rescued and have since been discharged from hospital.

Swift water technicians from Carlisle East, Carlisle West, and Dumfries attended assisted by a water first responder crew from Longtown.

A spokesman for Carlisle East Fire Station said: "Two casualties have been successfully rescued from an extremely dangerous situation where their car had been swept off the road and had become wedged against a gate in a field, by a nearby river that had burst its banks near Newcastleton.

"Excellent work by all crews, who are all returning back to station safety, while the casualties are transferred to hospital via ambulance."

Photos posted on Facebook how the strong the current was.