Rescue mission after van becomes trapped in flood water

The Transit van became trapped in the ford
The Transit van became trapped in the ford

Firefighters have come to the aid of two people trapped inside their van in a flooded ford.

The pair, who were travelling in a Transit van, entered the 'swift-flowing' ford on Firs Avenue in Ripon this morning.

However, the passing point had become swollen with flood water from the nearby River Skell.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and rescued one person from the van at around 10am.

They were then working to free a second person from the vehicle.

The Firs Avenue ford during a flood in 2015

The Firs Avenue ford during a flood in 2015