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STRANRAER firefighters were rescued by life-boat early on
New Year's Day from the roof of their partly submerged tender.
The six were on their way to a flooding incident at the Rhins
of Galloway Hotel at the side of the A77 road at Leffnol when
they got into difficulties.
the floodwater rose to the level of the door mirrors on the
appliance, officer-in-charge Leading Firefighter Andy McGarva
ordered his men onto the roof.
it was from there that they were plucked to safety by Stranraer
Inshore Life-Boat which had been alerted by the Coastguard