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Man rescued from van trapped in Co Armagh flood water

Firefighters helped five people to safety after two cars became trapped in water in the Moy area yesterday

FIREFIGHTERS have rescued a man after his van became trapped in flood water on a road in Co Armagh.

The driver was travelling on the Armagh Road in the Charlemont area this morning when his vehicle stalled as he attempted to drive through flood waters.

Three fire units attended the scene after a call was received shortly after 8am.

Firefighters had to use manual handling equipment to remove the man from the van. The driver was treated at the scene but had not suffered any injuries.

NIFRS district commander in Portadown, Martin Thompson, told UTV that there had been several similar incidents in the area in recent days.

“Everyone is in a rush and they see some water and they don’t understand the dangers. If they see signs that say floodwater – do not pass, take that advice and don’t pass it,” he said.

NIFRS South tweeted yesterday that its personnel had helped five people to safety after two cars became trapped in water in the Moy area.

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