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Delivery driver is rescued in Gloucestershire floods

By The Citizen  |  Posted: November 28, 2012

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RESCUE boats were called out to Sandhurst on Monday night to help a stranded delivery driver stuck after trying to drive through flood water.

Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service teamed up with the Severn Area Rescue Association to launch two boats in the Maisemore area at around 7.30pm as rising waters threatened to engulf homes in the area.

Boats were also used to transport fuel to flood pumps at a flooded residence in Maisemore.

Three residents were rescued from homes in the area, several other properties were checked but those inside chose to stay rather than be evacuated.

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Deputy Chief Fire Officer Geoff Sallis, said: "We got called out and as it was after dark we had to launch two boats, SARA and ourselves.

"We had a lorry that had tried to go through the floods unsuccessfully so we had to go in and get him out. Overall it was a good night and the quietest night we have had since Wednesday.

"We did expect more problems than we had after a flood visualisation plan was made from the air, so it was good news overall."

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