- Tyne Tees
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.
Two children and a woman were winched to safety after becoming trapped by rising water in a river in North Yorkshire.
A mother and two young children have been winched to safety after getting into trouble in a rapidly rising river in North Yorkshire.