Rescue mission after van becomes trapped in flood water

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

The Firs Avenue ford during a flood in 2015

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.

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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.