West Midlands Ambulance Service Update:
A man has died after getting caught in fast-flowing flood water on Friday morning.
West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near to Furnace Mill Fishery in Cleobury Mortimer at 10.42am and sent one ambulance, two paramedic officers, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance crews arrived on scene they quickly began working with fire and police colleagues to try and find the man, who was reported to have gone under the water by a member of the public.
“Following a thorough search and rescue operation, the man was rescued from the water. However, sadly it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”
West Mercia Police Update:
A man has died after getting caught in fast-flowing flood water from a brook that breached a road in Cleobury Mortimer in Shropshire on Friday.
Members of the public reported that the man had gone under the water shortly before 10:40am.
Officers from West Mercia Police and Shropshire Fire and Rescue quickly attended but sadly he was found deceased at around 12:35.
Whilst formal identification hasn’t yet taken place the family of a local man in his 60s have been informed and are being supported by officers.