UK Coastguard called in to assist with flooding incident in Devon

The UK Coastguard has been asked to assist with an evacuation of a caravan park because it’s been flooded.

Senior coastal operations officer Gareth Davies, the Lynmouth and Bideford Coastguard Rescue Teams were all asked to help move all the people out from the caravan park at South Moulton in Devon.

They worked alongside Devon & Cornwall police officers already there who asked for the extra help, including rescuing those already cut off by floodwater.

Duty controller Dai Jones said: ‘The police contacted us around 5am to ask for the extra assistance. Our Coastguard Rescue Teams have expertise in water rescue which means we can provide extra help in these kind of flooding incidents.’

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