Body of man found in floodwater


A 58-year-old man's body has been recovered from floodwater in north Wales

A 58-year-old man’s body has been recovered from floodwater in north Wales.

Police said the man was found near a vehicle which was submerged in Denbighshire.

According to the Environment Agency there are 30 areas at risk of flooding, including parts of the Midlands, the north of England and Wales.

North Wales Police said the man’s body was recovered near Llandrillo, Corwen following an extensive search and rescue operation.

They believe the man – who was local to the area – was driving the vehicle, but they do not know how the incident happened.

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to the vehicle on the B4401 at around 10.30am on Sunday.

Superintendent Jeremy Vaughan, from North Wales Police, said: “This is a tragic incident and the police are liaising with the man’s family.

“It emphasises the need to be extremely cautious in such adverse weather and members of the public are advised to check weather conditions before making a journey.”

Environment Agency teams are working to prevent flooding in Shrewsbury, Shropshire.

A spokesman for the agency said: “Environment Agency teams are putting up temporary flood barriers in Shrewsbury. The River Severn tends to peak after rain and there is a risk of flooding. The band of rain is moving north so we are keeping a close eye on the Midlands, Lancashire, Cumbria and the Lake District.”

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