A COUPLE spent more than two hours trying to dig themselves out of a snowdrift before being rescued by firefighters.

The incident happened near the village of Egton, North Yorkshire this evening.

According to North Yorkshire fire and rescue a breakdown company had refused to come to the couple's aid.

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"Due to extreme weather conditions a husband and wife had driven into a snow drift and were unable to get out," a spokesman said. "The wife had undergone surgery a week before and they had tried to dig themselves out for over two hours. A well-known breakdown company would not attend.

"Fire crews from Goathland and Whitby attended and managed to get the couple and the vehicle to the safety of a local hotel. Usually the Fire Service only attend life risk incidents, but on this occasion an exception was made."

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