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Woman who died after being swept away by floodwater is named

Annie Hall, former High Sheriff of Derbyshire
Annie Hall was the previous High Sheriff of Derbyshire

A lady who died after being caught in floodwater in Derbyshire has been named as Annie Hall.

Emergency companies had been known as to the River Derwent in Darley Dale, close to Matlock, within the early hours of Friday.

Mrs Hall’s physique was discovered additional downstream a short while later.

Tributes have been paid to Mrs Hall, who held the ceremonial place of High Sheriff of Derbyshire in 2017.

Her household stated in a press release: ‘It is with nice unhappiness that we, the household of Annie Hall, report her sudden passing.

‘We are in nice shock and grieving. Please enable us to mourn privately for the time being.

‘If you want to contact us, please ship any messages to [email protected]

‘We will publish details of the funeral arrangements when they are known.’

A swollen River Derwent floods a road in Darley Dale, Derbyshire. November 8, 2019. The body of a woman has been recovered from flood water in Darley Dale. See SWNS story SWLEfloods. Emergency services were called to a stretch of the River Derwent in Darley Dale, close to Matlock, in the early hours of this morning (8 Nov). The woman was reported as having been swept away by flood water in Rowsley and the body of what is believed to be the same woman was found in Darley Dale and was recovered at 10.40am. The family of the woman have been informed and our thoughts are with them at this time. Formal identification has yet to take place.
A swollen River Derwent floods a highway in Darley Dale, Derbyshire (Picture: SWNS)

On Thursday and Friday, Yorkshire and the Midlands had been badly affected by heavy downpours with nearly a month’s value of rain falling in simply 36 hours.

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A complete of 242 flood warnings had been put in place as extreme climate battered the realm.

The River Derwent burst its banks and brought on severe flooding in Derbyshire, together with in Darley Dale the place Mrs Hall’s physique was discovered.

Chief Constable Peter Goodman, of Derbyshire Police, stated Mrs Hall can be ‘hugely missed’.

He added: ‘I’m shocked and deeply saddened by the premature and tragic demise of my buddy, and former High Sheriff, Annie Hall.

‘Annie was a great leader in Derbyshire in both industry and on the civic front. She will be hugely missed.’

There has been a respite within the rain within the midlands and Yorkshire whereas the clear-up operation continues. 

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