A MAN had to be rescued from flood water in an Oswestry village on Thursday night.

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) firefighters from Baschurch were sent to the road between Crosslanes and Argoed, close to Melverley, shortly before 10.55pm.

A spokesman for SFRS said they were called out to help the person in the water.


“One fire appliance was mobilised from Baschurch.

“Fire service personnel assisted one male stuck in flood water to safety.”

A stop message was sent to SFRS control at 12.20am to confirm no further assistance was required.

Meanwhile, the Environment Agency (EA) have said on Friday that while river levels are started to dip, residents around Melverley, Maesbury and Melverkley Green are to be aware of more flooding.

In its latest update, sent out at 8.45am on Friday, the EA said: “River levels remain high but are beginning to fall at the Cae Howel river gauge as a result of heavy rainfall.

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“Consequently, the risk of flooding remains.

“We expect flooding to affect low-lying land and roads adjacent to the river from the Welsh border at Llawnt to Shrawardine near Shrewsbury.

“Other locations that may be affected include Llanymynech, Maesbrook and Melverley.”