FLOOD RESCUE: Children boated from school in flooded Northamptonshire village

Photo from Lily Hawkin
Photo from Lily Hawkin

Children at a village primary school had to be boated out at the end of the day due to flooding.

Pupils and staff at Yelvertoft Primary School were rescued by Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service using inflatable boats.

Other parents resorted to carrying their children through the flood waters.

The centre of the village has seen extensive flooding, with some motorists being trapped for hours.

Some houses and gardens have also been flooded by the water.

Flooded gardens in Yelvertoft. Photo by Lily Hawkin

Flooded gardens in Yelvertoft. Photo by Lily Hawkin

Yelvertoft High Street. Picture by Ian Wileman. NNL-160903-132339001

Yelvertoft High Street. Picture by Ian Wileman. NNL-160903-132339001

Picture by Lisa Witts-Hunt

Picture by Lisa Witts-Hunt

Picture by Lisa Witts-Hunt

Picture by Lisa Witts-Hunt

Picture by Lisa Witts-Hunt

Picture by Lisa Witts-Hunt

Picture by Lisa Witts-Hunt

Picture by Lisa Witts-Hunt

Picture by Lisa Witts-Hunt

Picture by Lisa Witts-Hunt