A man who went to rescue his dog from the River Dart in Devon had to be rescued himself. Rescue teams were sent to Noss Marina near Kingswear at 9 pm last night after a member of the public heard cries for help. While they were on their way, another sailor had pulled the man from the water.
A couple had been returning to their converted trawler in a small boat when their dog jumped in and the man went into the water. The man was taken to hospital for treatment but the woman and dog are both safe and well.
A flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Dart from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, including Staverton.
Flooding is expected in Staverton, and at riverside locations and roads between Buckfastleigh and Totnes.
Local residents are being urged to take necessary precautions.