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Coverack rescue: Couple in their 70s airlifted to safety

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A couple in their 70s have been airlifted from their home as the waters rose in their Cornish village.

Coastguard and fire services are at the scene of a flash flood in Coverack.

Eyewitness account: flash floods have broken up village road

The owner of a B&B in Coverack has described the rescue efforts at the heart of the flash-flood-hit village.

Dick Powell says there are half a dozen fire engines in the centre of the village, with the coastguard helicopter helping to remove people from their homes.

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The main road in and out of the village, the B3294, is said to have been broken up completely by the weight of the surface water running down towards the sea.

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A double decker bus is stuck half way up the hill.

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