BREAKING: Body pulled from flood water amid severe “danger to life” flood warnings
The body of a woman has been pulled from flood water in Darley Dale after emergency services were called to a stretch of river in the early hours of Friday morning, Derbyshire Police say.
“The woman was reported as having been swept away by flood water in Rowsley and the body of what is believed to be the same woman was found in Darley Dale and was recovered at 10.40am,” a statement from the police said.
The statement added that formal identification “has yet to take place” but the family of the woman have been informed.
“Our thoughts are with them at this time,” police said.
Residents rescued from their homes by boats
Residents in Doncaster were being rescued by boats on Friday morning, after their street became flooded by waist-high water, according to Britain’s PA news agency.
Rescue teams also worked to lay sandbags around the area.
One resident, whose home began to fill with water at around 7 a.m., told PA that she’s “never known it to be this bad.”
The aftermath of one month’s worth of rain
Photos taken on Friday show the aftermath of a month’s worth of rain in 24 hours.
The UK’s Environment Agency has issued six severe “danger to life” flood warnings in the north of England after the River Don’s water levels rose as a result of persistent heavy rainfall.