The bridge where the car came to rest
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Somerset flooding: Man dies as car trapped in floods

A man has died after his vehicle became submerged in flood water following torrential rain in Somerset.

He was released from his car by a fire and rescue crew called to Chew Stoke on Thursday evening but was pronounced dead on the way to hospital.

Emergency services received a call just before 21:00 GMT to say a car was wedged under a bridge near a ford at Rectory Fields, in Chew Stoke.

Duncan Massey from Avon and Somerset Search and Rescue described what happened.

  • 23 Nov 2012