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Farmer and brother 'local heroes' after flooding at Elsea Park in Bourne




A farmer and his brother became local heroes last night after people's homes started to flood.

Two lakes at the entrance to the Elsea Park estate in Bourne overflowed after a day of heavy rainfall yesterday (Wednesday, December 23).

Fortunately for residents, Daniel King, who owns Pasturehill Farm in Edenham, came to the rescue and transported more than six tonnes of sand from his farm.

One of the lakes at Elsea Park, Bourne which flooded last night, pictured this morning (Christmas Eve) after firefighters had pumped gallons of water away. Photo: Andrew Kaye
One of the lakes at Elsea Park, Bourne which flooded last night, pictured this morning (Christmas Eve) after firefighters had pumped gallons of water away. Photo: Andrew Kaye

Emma Pratt from Bourne contacted the Mercury to highlight the work of the 'local heroes' who helped people at a frightening time.

She said: "Daniel was driving back and forth in his JCB to help the residents of Elsea Park.

"He was also seen with his bother, Matthew King, who is a resident of Elsea Park, helping fill bags of sand to stop the flood water from spreading further.

"The brothers worked together until late in the night, alongside many other residents from Elsea Park and the community."

Andrew Kaye was among those who took to social media to post photos and comment on the selflessness of Daniel and Matthew, as well as the emergency services, and Tesco which provided bags for sand to be put inside, for creating makeshift sandbags.

He said: "Thank you to everyone that helped last night; what a community spirit, saving homes and threat to life, filling sand bags."



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