- West Country (W)
A mother and her three children are recovering in hospital from hypothermia after getting into trouble while trying to rescue their pet dogs from the sea.
Coastguards said two brothers, aged nine and 14, had gone into the sea at Carlyon Bay, St Austell, yesterday afternoon to rescue their dogs.
The boys were overcome by the sea conditions and their 16-year-old sister and mother then went into the water to save them. They were taken to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro suffering from hypothermia.
We would recommend that you keep your pet dogs on a lead near the water or cliff edges.
Please do not enter the water after your dogs. More often than not dogs will get themselves out of trouble."
Hundreds of people had to be evacuated from homes in Barnstaple after the River Yeo burst its banks.
A woman spent 50 minutes clinging to a branch after being swept away from her flooded car at Umberleigh in North Devon.
Braunton's brand new flood defences were unable to withstand their first test of flooding.