The man who was killed by flash flooding in Shropshire has been named by neighbours as Mike Ellis.
A retired maths teacher from Bittlerley, near Ludlow, Shropshire, he lived in the village with his wife.
Local councillor and farmer Richard Huffer, 50, said he had known Mr Ellis since he was taught by him there decades ago at a secondary near Ludlow.
The man in his 60s was trying to walk across a field in the village of Bitterley when he was swept to his death.
Fire crews tried to find the pensioner, he was eventually found next to a tree, pinned down by the force of the water.
Villagers are struggling to come to terms with what happened this morning, they say they are a village in mourning.