Specialist crews help flood victims

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Specialist crews help flood victims

A specialist boat rescue team from Northamptonshire is continuing to offer flood rescue support in some of the worst hit areas in northern England.

Since Boxing Day, Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service s (NFRS)  water rescue experts have been deployed to multiple locations in Yorkshire to assist residents in areas where support was most needed.

Officers from NFRS have so far been sent to areas including Hebden Bridge, Leeds, Halifax and York, where they have been dealing with situations which were seen to pose a potential risk to life. They have also been working to help evacuate people from their homes.

A new team of NFRS crew members travelled to Yorkshire on Monday to take over from the original team deployed on December 26th.

With the forecast of more rain to come in the north of England, the specialist NFRS search and rescue boat crew will be remaining in position for the moment to help assist with any further incidents as they arise.

This operation follows on from NFRS s deployment to Cumbria earlier this month, where officers also helped with flood rescue activities.

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