12 rescued from stranded bus police confirm

Police Scotland can confirm that 10 adults (4 men and 6 women) and two children, one boy aged 7 and one girl aged 5, have been rescued in Ayrshire after a bus got stranded in flood water in Dailly.

The bus was travelling from Girvan to Ayr when it got stuck in water in Linfern Road near to a local golf course.

A multi-agency operation, involving Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue, Royal Navy and HM Coastguard got underway to facilitate the safe removal of the passengers on board.

The Royal Navy helicopter airlifted 10 people from the bus. They were taken to Dailly local community centre where they were being assessed by medical staff.

Two people were taken off the bus by officers from Police Scotland’s Marine Unit and were taken to the local community centre.

Emergency Services would like to thank the many local people in Dailly who have been rallying around, providing blankets and quilts for people and offering hot drinks to ensure people are as comfortable as can be.

The bus is still in place and is expected to be removed tomorrow.