Emergency services have praised the actions of a delivery driver who risked his life to save an elderly couple from a submerged car.
The couple were pulled from the vehicle just in time, as water quickly rose around them.
The couple had a lucky escape. One of the rescuers was taken to hospital and we hope he has a speedy recovery. https://t.co/FRayb1rYWw
Gary Brewer waded through the chest-high water in Sparkwell to reach the red Renault Clio shortly before noon.
He managed to release the two pensioners from the car - where water had risen within eight inches of the roof - before the fire service arrived.
All three were suffering from hypothermia due to the cold water, and Mr Brewer was taken to Derriford Hospital where he was also treated for cut wrists due to breaking glass.
From my understanding when he called me just afterwards he injured himself doing it.
He slashed his arms up as he broke the window to get to the couple.
He's a good lad and we're calling Dins a hero.
South Western Ambulance Service dubbed Gary's act "selfless", and said the couple had travelled down to the West Country to spend time with family for New Year.
One gentleman dialled 999, broke the passenger window and freed them from the vehicle with the assistance of another member of the public who hd also stopped to help.
One of the rescuers was taken to Derriford hospital with minor injuries sustained as a result of his brave actions.
The couple had travelled down to the West Country to spend time with family for the new year period and the selfless act of these members of the public really did make a positive difference – without their intervention the outcome would have been very different. The ambulance service worked with fire and police colleagues at the scene and the only person to be taken to hospital was one the rescuers.
Police also live tweeted the dramatic rescue.
Reports of a car sinking in flood water, currently up to wing mirrors , near #Sparkwell . Fire and rescue on route . 336
Glad to say that,an elderly couple have got out of the car nr Sparkwell. Member of public assisted thankfully. Water was up to roof of car
Prompt action and call to police and fire along with member of public assisting has possibly prevented a tragedy . #staysafe
Great work by Fire Police & public to help free trapped Elderly occupants of vehicle near Sparkwell this afternoon https://t.co/A1DAOIY3bM
Businesses and homes have been flooded in Modbury. Gusts of more than 60 mph were recorded, while heavy downpours closed of the main street
We've received lots of pictures from you showing the effects of Storm Frank Here's a selection.
We've got a list of all the road effected by Storm Frank. List correct as of 1.30pm.