People had to be rescued from their car after getting stuck in flood water in a village in north Dorset. 

The occupants of the car were pulled to safety by firefighters from Sturminster Newton and Gillingham on Saturday, March 2, after they became stuck in flood water in the village of Fifehead Magdalen.

A specialist team from Sturminster Newton waded into the water and helped bring the people to safety.

A spokesperson for Sturminster Newton Fire Station said: "At 12:57pm yesterday afternoon (Saturday March 2) crews from both Sturminster Newton and Gillingham Fire Stations were mobilised to assist a vehicle that had become stuck in flood water.

"The additional skillset of the crew from Sturminster Newton meant they were able to enter the water and make contact with the occupants before assisting them out of the water."

Dorset and Wiltshire Fire Service is also reminding road users to be careful when driving in areas affected by flooding following the incident.

It added: "If you are travelling through areas affected by flooding, please follow this advice: 

"Don’t drive through standing water – as well as the water damaging your car -  there may be hazards under the water you can’t see, or it may be a lot deeper than you realise.

"If you see a sign to say that the road is closed due to flooding, remember the sign is there for a reason. Don’t try to drive through or you might get stuck."