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10 adults and two children rescued from bus caught in severe floodwater in Scotland

Emergency services were called to the scene yesterday afternoon.

Updated 10am

TEN ADULTS AND two children who were trapped inside a bus caught in severe flooding in Scotland were rescued last night.

A police operation to free the passengers got underway yesterday afternoon. 

Late last night, Police Scotland confirmed that four men, six women, a seven-year-old boy and a five-year-old girl were stranded in floodwater in Dailly.

The bus was travelling from Girvan to Ayr when it got stuck in water in Linfern Road near to a local golf course.

Police teams, firefighters, Navy personnel and the coastguard worked together to remove the 12 people.

The Royal Navy helicopter airlifted 10 people from the bus. Two people were taken off the bus by officers from Police Scotland’s Marine Unit. All were taken to a nearby community centre for medical assessment.

Emergency services thanked local people who provided blankets, quilts and hot drinks to those in the bus and their rescuers. .

The bus is still in place and is expected to be removed later today. It is understood the road was still open to traffic when the vehicle tried to get through.

First published 30 December 

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