Man dies as car goes into river in Cambridgeshire

Fire officer and police at scene of river death A passerby and emergency crews tried to help the man but he died en route to hospital

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A man has died after his car left the road and went into a swollen river in Cambridgeshire.

A passerby pulled the man from the water off the B1050, near Earith, at 17:00 GMT on Saturday.

The rescuer attempted CPR before emergency crews arrived.

Emergency medical charity Magpas said it provided "advanced life support" but the man was pronounced dead en route to hospital. The man was the only person in the Nissan Note.

The Environment Agency has six flood warnings remaining in place for Cambridgeshire.

River levels along the Nene rose after heavy rainfall on Saturday night into Sunday.

Homes near the river in Elton, Nassington, Yarwell and Wansford were said to be most at risk on Sunday.

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