FLOOD RESCUE: Children boated from school in flooded Northamptonshire village

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

Wednesday, 9th March 2016, 4:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th March 2016, 6:21 pm
Photo from Lily Hawkin

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.

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

Flooded gardens in Yelvertoft. Photo by Lily Hawkin
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
Flooded gardens in Yelvertoft. Photo by Lily Hawkin
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