Two rescued from Creetown floods

Fire and Rescue in Creetown this morning
Fire and Rescue in Creetown this morning

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service rescued two people from a house in Creetown, Newton Stewart earlier today after their home was flooded.

Control received the call at 6.51am this morning (17 July 2015) following a call from the occupants who said their house in Mill Street, Creetown, was flooded with three feet of water on the ground floor.

Large trees and debris had blocked water running under a foot bridge in the area, causing water to flood into their property as well as into neighbouring properties and vehicles.

A specialist water rescue team and an appliance, both from Newton Stewart, were sent to the scene and managed to gain access to the property via a first floor window.

The two occupants, a male and a female, were successfully rescued from the house and taken to safety using an inflatable rescue sled. Firefighters also removed water from the property using specialist pumps.

Dumfries and Galloway Council were also at the scene and have now removed the debris from under the bridge, which is beginning to alleviate the situation.

Thankfully neither resident was injured during the incident.