Man rescued after van gets trapped in flood water near Colne

Fire crews rescued a man after he got trapped in flood water on a road in Foulridge.

Crews rescued the man trapped in flood water
Crews rescued the man trapped in flood water

The incident happened yesterday afternoon (Thursday).

Two fire engines from Colne and Nelson stations attended the scene and found a man stuck in his van in water at Reedymore Lane.

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A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said: "The incident involved a casualty who was trapped in a van due to high waters. The casualty was rescued by the swift water rescue team and crews were at the scene for thirty minutes."