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Rescuers in major flooding drill

Rescue services from across Wales and the rest of the UK will stage a major flooding exercise at Bala in Gwynedd today.

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Major flooding rescue exercise in Bala

An RAF rescue helicopter airlifts volunteer casualties during a similar flooding exercise Credit: David Jones/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Emergency services from across Wales and the rest of the UK will descend on Bala today to stage a large-scale flooding rescue exercise.

The drills will see representatives from all three fire and rescue services in Wales, North Wales Police, the RNLI and RAF Search and Rescue stage flood rescues around the Bala area in Gwynedd.

They will be joined by teams from Natural Resources Wales, Gwynedd Council, Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust, the RSPCA, Severn Area Rescue Association, Maritime and Coastguard Agency, Automobile Association, and North Wales Mountain Rescue Association.

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