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Five rescued from Carlisle flood water

Five people have been rescued from a taxi marooned in rising flood water in Rickerby Park in Carlisle.

At 12:29am today, Sunday 17 March four fire engines from Carlisle East, Carlisle West, Longtown and Penrith were mobilised to a taxi marooned in flood water on Brampton road, Carlisle.

A Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: “Firefighter Swift Water Rescue Technicians rescued five people from the vehicle using wading poles.

“All were given a precautionary check from ambulance paramedics.

“Crews were in attendance for approximately forty five minutes.”

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