Devon woman stuck in mud amid downpours

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Media captionDartmouth businesses count the cost of flooding which hit the town.

A woman has been rescued from marshland in Devon after getting stuck in heavy rain.

The woman called 999 saying she was slowly sinking into the rain-soaked mud at Abbeyford Woods, near Okehampton said Devon and Somerset Fire Service.

Twenty firefighters, many on foot, searched for the woman who was found "stuck firmly in the mud and suffering from shock and hypothermia".

She was given first aid before being taken to hospital.

Buses replaced trains on lines in south Devon and flooding was reported by police around Exeter on Saturday.

Exeter City's football game with Morecambe was called off because of a flooded pitch.

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