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28th May 2018

Man in his 80s dies during flash floods in the Midlands

Wil Jones

More than a month’s rain fell on Birmingham in just one hour on Sunday

An man in his 80s had died in Walsall following flash flooding in the West Midlands. He became trapped in his car after the vehicle was submerged. West Midlands Police confirmed that they were called to the Rushall area of Walsall at around 2am. Paramedic Peter Bowles tweeted from the scene, saying that emergency service workers swam to rescue the man. For paramedics reportedly entered the water, and delivered life support.

The man was taken to Walsall Manor Hospital, where died shortly after.

Yellow warnings for rain and thunderstorms have been issued by the Met Office for southern England and Wales on Sunday afternoon.

The West Midlands have seen flash flooding hit the areas, with over a month’s worth of rain falling down on Birmingham in just one hour.