Two people trapped in Ashburton flood water a false alarm

Source: 1News

Reports of people being trapped in flood water in Ashburton on Saturday afternoon were a false alarm, police have confirmed.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) said they received the alert at 5.30pm but police later said it was debris found in the water and no one needed rescuing just upstream of the rail bridge.

Although rain has eased in the area, rivers are running high, they said.