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Hundreds of fish in North Yorkshire moved upstream

Hundreds of fish in North Yorkshire have been rescued after exceptionally low water levels.

Fish in the River Rye, which is home to brown trout and grayling, were moved by the Environment Agency to a deeper area upstream.

Officials said the river near Helmsley was unusually low due to low rainfall.

The agency moved the fish using an electric current to temporarily stun them along the 2km (1.2 miles) stretch of river.

In March one of the worst-affected drought areas included the catchment of the River Derwent in North Yorkshire.

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