Two hazardous area response team paramedics in flood water

Fatal incident in flood water

Jamie Arrowsmith – Friday 21st October 2023 – 4.55pm.

A man has died after getting caught in fast-flowing flood water this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service was called to the incident near to Furnace Mill Fishery in Cleobury Mortimer at 10.42am and sent one ambulance, two paramedic officers, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance crews arrived on scene they quickly began working with fire and police colleagues to try and find the man, who was reported to have gone under the water by a member of the public.

“Following a thorough search and rescue operation, the man was rescued from the water. However, sadly it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”


Notes to Editors:

The picture is a library picture, not from today’s incident.

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