As heavy rainfall left parts of Porthleven impassable on Saturday one woman came up with an ingenious mode of transport to get around - on the back of a dolphin.

The area around Porthleven Football Club’s Gala Parc ground, in particular the end of Mill Lane and Methleigh Bottoms, was most affected after a river burst its banks.

Brown muddy water covered the road at more than a foot deep and ducks were even seen swimming down the road.

With it no longer accessible to cars, some residents decided to make the most of the road becoming an impromptu river and got out the inflatables.

Jacky Hildick-Smith prompted much amusement as she drifted through the water on the back of a blow-up dolphin - perhaps imagining a sunnier vista than rainy Cornwall.

The flooding was caused by the river that runs down the side of Methleigh Bottoms finally bursting its banks, after threatening to overflow for much of the afternoon.

One resident of that area, Becky Milton-Cook, posted on Facebook to warn: “Bottom of Mill Lane and the Bottoms impassable.”

That section was later closed off, although other routes into the port remained passable.