Woman rescued after being trapped by floods for 13 days

Rescuers arrive at Anne-Marie's house. Photo: ITV News

A woman has been rescued from her house on the Somerset Levels after being trapped by floodwaters for 13 days. Anne-Marie Simpson and her dog Elvis survived by living upstairs with a stockpile of food, and boiling water over a coal fire.

The boat arrives at the isolated cottage. Credit: ITV News

The BARB rescue team, based at Burnham-on-Sea, heard about Anne-Marie's situation after watching ITV West Country's report on New Years Day: Watch the original report here.

The inside of the cottage. Credit: ITV News

Anne-Marie bought the cottage last year. She had been warned it was likely to flood, but told our reporter David Woodland that she had no idea it would flood so badly.

Yorkshire terrier Elvis on his way to safety. Credit: ITV News

Anne-Marie is now staying with friends, and Elvis has been for his first walk in nearly a fortnight. Here is David Woodland's full report on the rescue operation: