Man dies as car trapped in floods

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: A man has died in his car during flooding in Somerset A man has died in his car during flooding in Somerset

A man has died after becoming trapped in his car in flood water, police said.

Emergency services received a call at about 8.50pm on Thursday night to say a car was wedged under a bridge near a ford at Rectory Fields, in Chew Stoke, Somerset.

Fire crews and police attended the scene and a man was found in the car and pronounced dead.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said they are still trying to identify the man involved and his next of kin.

"The vehicle is still stuck there at the moment, and so we are preserving the scene until the water has died down and it is safe to retrieve the car," he added.

"When daylight comes, they will look to remove it."

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