Flood waters: Five rescued after getting trapped in car

Fire Service spokesman Jarron Phillips said three crews were deployed after they were alerted to the accident at around 6:30 this evening. Photo / File
Fire Service spokesman Jarron Phillips said three crews were deployed after they were alerted to the accident at around 6:30 this evening. Photo / File

Four people have been rescued after the car they were in filled with rising flood water.

A rescue operation got underway around 6:30 this evening when the car they were in was stranded in waist-deep waters on Wayby Valley Road.

Fire Service spokesman Jaren Phillips said the four were now being warmed up at the Wellsford Fire Station.

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He said three crews were deployed after they were alerted to the accident.

The car was stuck in waters on a road that was located near a stream.

Phillips said there were other cars in the area - but it was just one that was stranded with people in need of rescue.

A tow truck is now pulling the vehicle out.

Another person was rescued from flood waters on the exact same road.

The Fire Service confirmed a second rescue was underway shortly after 8pm on Wayby Valley Road.

The road remains closed.

- NZ Herald

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