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Caravan seen floating down Dorset river as fire officers warn against flood water

By DavidBol  |  Posted: December 20, 2012

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Drivers in Dorset are being warned about dangerous flood water after several have been trapped this morning (Photo: DFRS)

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Dorset Fire and Rescue Service have spent the morning rescuing drivers from flood water - including a caravan floating down a river near Bere Regis.

Officers are reminding drivers to use extreme care on roads, and they are urged not to drive through standing water.

Crews from Poole and Wareham were called to a car stuck in flood water at Bidon Lane, Wool. The vehicle was pushed free of the flood water.

Officers from Redhill Park, Wimborne and Christchurch attended three vehicles stuck in flood water at Magna Road, Canford Magna.

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Two vehicles were pushed out of water by crews, while one vehicle was towed to safety by a member of the public.

A van was towed out by a helped local at Three Legged Cross, before crews from Verwood attended.

A female driver became stuck in her car in West Stafford, Dorchester. Crews from Dorchester and Weymouth helped her to safety and helped retrieve medication from her car.

Crews are currently responding to two vehicles stuck in flood water at Burley Road, Winkton. Crews from Christchrch, Poole and Ferndown are helping one elderly passenger, who is stuck in her vehicle.

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