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Rescue group training with new helicopters

Dartmoor Rescue Group members board one of the new Commando Merlin helicopters. Credit: ITV News West Country

The Dartmoor Rescue Group have been training with new Commando Merlin helicopters, which are replacing the old Sea Kings.

They're preparing for the Ten Tors Challenge in four week's time when more than 2,000 teenagers will be trekking up to 55 miles across Dartmoor.

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Rescue teams from Exmoor, Cornwall and Dartmoor assist in flood rescue

Water levels were so high in Hebden Bridge they reached a cash machine at this Co-op Credit: PA

Rescue teams from Exmoor, Cornwall and Dartmoor prepare to head north to help in the rescue operation in the north of England after "unprecedented" levels of flooding.

Hundreds have been forced from their homes with York one of the worst hit areas with two dozen severe flood warnings, meaning there is a danger to life.

Rising waters continue to overwhelm flood defences in Lancashire and Greater Manchester where a month's worth of rainfall fell in a day leaving thousands of homes were left without power.

A woman is waist deep in water in Calderdale, West Yorkshire Credit: ITV News
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