Stranded driver rescued from Bude road flood by firefighters
A STRANDED driver was rescued from flood water at Bude this morning.
This is a picture posted on Twitter by Cornwall Fire and Rescue Service after specialist swift water rescue technicians from Bude Fire Station were called to the aid of a stranded driver at Rodds Bridge near Lower Upton.
Firefighters said he got stuck after driving over a humpback bridge crossing the Bude Canal.
The man managed to get out his car but called the fire brigade for help as he was surrounded by fast-flowing and rising water.
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They escorted him to safety after arriving on the scene at about 11am.
The fire service has advised drivers to take care on the roads as there is still a lot of surface water today following heavy rain overnight.