England flooding: Woman dies after being swept away in Derbyshire

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England flooding: Woman dies after being swept away in Derbyshire

Post by SpottyLad » November 8th, 2019, 1:59 pm

A woman has died after becoming submerged in floodwater as parts of England were deluged with a month's worth of rain in a day.

She was swept away in the early hours and the body was pulled from the River Derwent in Derbyshire at 10:40 GMT.

In Yorkshire, people have been evacuated from their homes and there is chaos on the road and rail network.

Six severe warnings - meaning a danger to life - are in place along the River Don in Doncaster.

The woman was reported to have been swept away by floodwater in Rowsley in the early hours and the body was found about two miles away in Darley Dale.

Derbyshire Police said her family had been informed and formal identification was yet to take place.

Mark Hopkinson, who witnessed the emergency operation to find the woman, said he saw police officers and mountain rescuers searching in the area.

"We saw a little drone go up and the coastguard helicopter came, and that was then circling, hovering over some trees," he said.

Source and Full Story: BBC News
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