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Cambridgeshire driver dead in Bedfordshire stream drowned

B1043 Barford Road, Tempsford
Image caption The wreckage of the car was visible in the river, near the B1043 Barford Road, north of the A1 junction

A 19-year-old man found in his car in a Bedfordshire stream died from drowning, a coroner's report has said.

A white VW Polo was spotted in a small tributary leading to the River Great Ouse near Barford Road in Tempsford just after 13:15 GMT on New Year's Day.

Driver Jack Noades, from Great Paxton in Cambridgeshire, the only occupant of the vehicle, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Officers believe the car had entered the water at about 03:00 GMT.

Image caption Tributes have been left at the scene of the crash

An inquest is to be opened on Wednesday 7 January and adjourned to a later date to be arranged.

Bedfordshire Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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