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Devon air crew in floods rescue


Devon air crew in floods rescue

A helicopter crew from RMB Chivenor in Devon have been to Cumbria to help rescue people from their flooded homes.

The Sea King was scrambled along with four other aircraft in the early hours of Friday.

The crew airlifted 50 trapped residents from buildings in the centre of Cockermouth, where water levels reached 2.5m (8ft 2in).

They had to fly through low cloud and cope with wind speeds in excess of 50mph.

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