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Two rescued from car in flooded ford near Lyndhurst
Two people were rescued from their car this afternoon after attempting to drive through a swollen ford in the New Forest.
The rescue was carried out by Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service, which urged motorists not to drive through floodwater as it was often deeper than it looked.
Crews from Lyndhurst and Hardley fire stations were called to Balmer Lawn Road in Brockenhurst just before 3pm.
Crew manager Peter Cooksey said: “Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service will continue to do its utmost to warn motorists of the risks of driving into deep water.
“Your vehicle may be swept away or become stranded. Vehicles can float away in just two feet of water.
“If your vehicle stalls, leave it immediately if safe to do so and seek higher ground. Don't travel in heavy rain storms unless absolutely necessary.”