North Yorkshire river rescue

A woman and her two young children have been winched to safety from the rising waters of the River Ure by the crew of an RAF Search and Rescue helicopter.

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Full Report: Family rescued from North Yorkshire river

The emergency services say a mother and her two young daughters are 'lucky to be alive' after flash floods left them clinging to a tree in the middle of a swollen river.

It happened yesterday at the River Ure in North Yorkshire, about seven miles from Ripon.

The family were eventually hauled to safety by a helicopter winchman - but not until after a 90 minute ordeal.

Watch the full report from Jon Hill below.

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