A woman who died after being caught in floodwater has been named as Annie Hall, a former High Sheriff of Derbyshire.

She was swept away by the River Derwent in Darley Dale yesterday.

Emergency services were called out as the alarm was raised in the early hours of Friday, and her body was found further downstream a few hours later.

Mrs Hall’s family say they are “in great shock and grieving”.

Annie Hall was Derbyshire’s High Sheriff in 2017, during which time she “struck up a close bond” with Chief Constable Peter Goodman, the local force said.

Mr Goodman said he was “shocked and deeply saddened by the untimely and tragic death of my friend”.

He added: “Annie was a great leader in Derbyshire in both industry and on the civic front. She will be hugely missed.”

 The fire and rescue service said it had made almost 200 rescues across the county since heavy downpours started to cause flooding  late on Thursday and into Friday.

“Danger to life” warnings are still on in parts of South Yorkshire, with seven severe flood warnings in place – all of them on the River Don, in and around Doncaster.

As we reported earlier in the Euro Weekly News prime minister Boris Johnson has said the flooding does not amount to a “national emergency” although Wendy working at Scoffers cafe this morning at Fuengirola on the Costa Del Sol disagreed ” Doncaster is my home town, thankfully they are safe – sand bags saved them but the whole towns under water of course it’s a national emergency!”



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