THE BAY Search and Rescue organisation has worked tirelessly to help evacuate residents who were affected by a severe flood over the weekend.

The team, based in Flookburgh, were called to conduct a door to door enquiry of 300 properties which had bee cut off by the rising water in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

Many of the houses no longer had power or heating and some owned small holdings with farm animals, including cattle.

The flood rescue team were also deployed to Doncaster City Centre where several estates had been engulfed by rising flood water.

Their final task on Saturday was to assist in the evacuation of Fishlake village, near Doncaster.

The team worked along side the fire rescue service from Lancashire and Merseyside in ensuring the safety of the residents.

On a number of occasions Bay Search and Rescue used its water rescue sled to evacuate families to safety.

A Bay and Search Rescue spokesperson said they wanted to pay their thanks to the volunteers who have dedicated their time to the organisation.

"We would like to thank all the people who volunteer and work for us," they said."And also all the general public that support us as your support has without doubt saved lives over the last few days."