Scotland: Woman swept away by tide tries to save her dog

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Rescue services have been searching desperately for the woman in the River Don in Aberdeenshire (Image: Fubar News)

A woman who had been swept away in floods in Scotland had reportedly tried to save her dog.

Torrential rain hit much of the UK yesterday, causing rivers to burst their banks and roads to become impassable.

A massive search had been launched around 3pm on the River Don near Monymusk in Aberdeenshire.

Emergency services had received reports of “concern for a person in the water”.

According to the Daily Record, the woman had entered the water to try to save her dog.

The search was suspended at 6 p.m. yesterday.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: “At around 3.05pm on Friday 18 November, police were called to the River Don near Monymusk following a report of concern about a woman in the water.

“Police and emergency services were present and searches were carried out.

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Police rushed to the River Don in Aberdeenshire after receiving a report of a “person in the water”.
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Floods on River Don Scotland Photo: Fubar News PERMISSION GIVEN

Heavy rain battered much of Scotland yesterday (Image: Fubar News)

“After assessing river conditions, the search has been suspended for tonight.

“Police investigations are ongoing.”

Weather warnings have been issued and several communities risked being inundated by rising water levels yesterday.

Temporary shelters had been opened in some parts of Aberdeenshire after flood warnings escalated too much.

Floods on River Don Scotland Photo: Fubar News PERMISSION GIVEN

People have been urged not to attempt to drive or walk through the water (Image: Fubar News)

Floods on River Don Scotland Photo: Fubar News PERMISSION GIVEN

Roads have been inundated by water amid the flooding (Picture: Fubar News)

Blackouts had hit companies like Inverurie, Kintore, Stonehaven, Portlethen and Hatton of Fintray.

Light rain will continue to linger over eastern Scotland today, returning to eastern England.

However, it is not expected to be as severe or persistent as it has been in recent days and the Met Office says it will be a “dry and fine day” for most of the country.

Steven Ramsdale, Met Office Chief Meteorologist, said: “The most impactful rain in eastern Scotland will have largely settled by Saturday morning, leaving lighter, more sporadic rain.

“Saturday appears to be largely dry and good for many, with a lull in the stronger winds and rain before another bout of wet and windy weather arrives from the west later on Saturday and Sunday.

“This then turns into blustery showers for most on Sunday, but as these systems move through the precipitation totals they won’t be as high as some recent events.”

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Justin Scacco

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