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Daring boat rescue in floods.

A BURSCOUGH woman rescued an 83-year-old woman from the Boxing Day floods, using a boat they found in her next-door neighbour's garden.

Caroline Murphy, 23, along with partner Peter Seddon, 22, donned their waterproofs and headed to Lathom, where they saw heavy rain had caused Briars Brook to break its banks.

Caroline said: "We wanted to see if we could assist anyone in any way.

"Where Barbara lives is at the bottom of a hill, and so the water was really deep up to her front door. We needed a way to get her out of the house and to safety.

"We had a quick search nearby and, as luck would have it, there was a large plastic boat in her next-door neighbour's garden!" The couple used the boat to rescue Barbara and her son, Martin, before taking them to nearby Briars Hall.

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Caroline Murphy and Peter Seddon, right, helped to rescue people using a boat

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 29, 2015
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