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Warning as two people and a dog rescued from floods in Somerset

Fire crews were called to Cothelstone near Bishops Lydeard earlier today to deal with a vehicle trapped in flood water. The crews put on dry suits and waded into the water, managing to rescue two people and a dog.

Devon & Somerset Fire Service is warning people not to risk driving through floods.

The fire crews have had to carry out dozens of rescues from flood water in the last week. Water levels are still quite high in some parts of Somerset. I would recommend people not to drive through flood water as it's dangerous, not just for the people themselves but also for the fire crews who come to rescue them.

– Paul Slaven, Devon & Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

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