Family stranded in cottage over Christmas rescued

A family had to be rescued from their holiday cottage in Gloucestershire after being stranded for more than a week.

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The family were rescued from their holiday cottage (at top of picture). Credit: SWNS

Eight adults, four children and a dog were rescued on Saturday from the cottage which had become isolated after the Environment Agency closed a flood gate, separating the home from the rest of the village.

The family spent the week inside playing board games.

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Simon Hughes waits to be rescued from the cottage. Credit: Simon Hughes

To watch an interview with the family and for more on this story, go to ITV West.


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