A motorist had a lucky escape this morning after driving into a flooded stream.
The yellow 4×4 pick-up was washed down the stream around 50 metres after trying to cross a ford on a private lane across Bishopdale Beck, near Thoralby, in Bishopdale.
It is understood the driver was able to escape by climbing through the rear window into the back and the climbing along a tree branch.
Local residents said the man, a gardener who was working in the area, was wet but unhurt from his ordeal.
He had his dog with him at the time of the incident, which also managed to escape unharmed.
The incident comes just weeks after three men died while trying to cross a swollen river in a 4×4 in Glaisdale on the North York Moors.