Hovercraft and boat used to rescue two men from their flooded cars

TIDE: High tide caused the road to flood, causing two cars to become stranded
TIDE: High tide caused the road to flood, causing two cars to become stranded
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Two men were rescued from two cars after a road flooded in Morecambe.

The men were rescued using an RNLI boat and a coastguard hovercraft after fire crews used their torches to direct the vehicles.

The incident, which was at 11.06pm last night, took place on Lancaster Road, as two cars were stranded in flood water because of a high tide.

One man was sat in his car up to his knees in water and the other was standing on his roof.

Watch manager Warren Topp, from Lancaster Fire Service said: "The high tide often catches people out. They drive so far down the road and then realise they can't get back and have to wait to be rescued. We called the RNLI and the coastguard as the men weren't in immediate danger and it was then a straight forward rescue."