UK storm: Diners trapped in beachfront restaurant

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diners rescued from flooded hampshire restaurant
diners rescued from flooded hampshire restaurant


More than 30 people were rescued by the Army and emergency services on Valentine's Day when a seaside restaurant in Hampshire was flooded in the storm.

The Marine Restaurant's ground floor was flooded when a shingle blown by the hurricane-force winds smashed through the windows.

The Huffington Post reports that Hampshire Police said there were no injuries and the 32 diners at the Milford on Sea restaurant were rescued by the Lymington Coastguard, fire service and the Army after being stranded on the first floor.

James McCrossan, a chef at the restaurant, told Sky News: "The wind was just smashing against the windows. It almost looked like the windows were bending.

"The outside of the windows started smashing. There was glass everywhere, it wasn't safe for anyone.

"It's like I've never seen before and, touch wood, I hope never to see it again."

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