Excavator floats down river swollen by storm Franklin (Video)

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A barge and excavator that were being used on a flood defence job in Leeds has been swept away by the swollen River Aire on BAM’s Leeds flood alleviation scheme.

The excavator is understood to be owned by local firm Ruttle Plant Hire, according to local sources the video was filmed yesterday as Storm Franklin became the latest storm to batter the UK the two minute video is below.