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Firefighters rescue people trapped by floodwater in Callington and Launceston

By CGGayle  |  Posted: December 18, 2013

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Fire crews rescue people trapped in flood water in Callington and Launceston

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Firefighters were called out to rescue several people from their vehicles this evening after they became trapped by floodwater.

The Fire and Rescue Service said crews have attended a number of calls in the Launceston and Callington areas where people have been caught in their vehicles in rising floodwater on the roads.

A spokesperson from CFRS said: “Heavy rain resulted in deep water in some places and a number of vehicles were involved.

“The Service assisted several people from their vehicles to a place of safety.

"None of these situations were life-threatening.

“The Service would like to remind drivers not enter flood water where they cannot be sure of the depth or of a safe exit.”

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