Man Dies in Flooding

Retired maths teacher Mike Ellis has died after being swept away in a swollen stream in Shropshire.

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Full report into flood victim Mike Ellis

by Keith Wilkinson

Retired teacher Mike Ellis was killed yesterday as heavy rain and thunderstorms lead to flash flooding across the Midlands.

A stream that is often dried up in June was overwhelmed by a torrent of water, causing the nearby country lane to turn into a raging river.

Friends of Mike Ellis say he lost his life when he abandoned his car on the lane and tried to get home across a field as the floodwaters rose, when he was swept away.

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The terrifying flood water that killed Mike Ellis

by Keith Wilkinson

This is the terrifying flood water that killed retired maths teacher Mike Ellis near his home in Bitterley, Shropshire.

It was filmed by a local resident at around the time Mr Ellis was swept away.

Mr Ellis had abandoned his car in the road and was walking across nearby fields when he was knocked off his feet by a brook which had burst its banks.

Photograph released of man killed in floods

Named locally as Mike Ellis, died in yesterday's flash flooding
Named locally as Mike Ellis, died in yesterday's flash flooding Credit: Family photo

A photograph of the man who was killed by flash flooding in Shropshire named locally as Mike Ellis has been released.

A 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.

Man killed in flood named by neighbours

Residents have named the man who was killed in floods in Shropshire today as maths teacher Mike Ellis.

A local councillor and farmer, Richard Huffer, 50, said we was taught by Mr Ellis at a secondary school, three decades ago.

"He was a very well respected member of the community, he will be deeply missed. His wife is in shock."

– Richard Huffer, farmer and councillor

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Full report on man killed in floods

A man has died after being swept away by floodwater as heavy rain and thunderstorms battered parts of the region.

Police say the man was overcome by the water in a stream in Shropshire.

A man has died after being swept away by floodwater as heavy rain and thunderstorms battered parts of the region.

Police say the man was overcome by the water in a stream in Shropshire.

Man dies and another rescued in flash flooding in Shropshire

A man has died after being swept away by floodwater near Ludlow in Shropshire.

Another man in his nineties had to be rescued by fire crews after becoming stranded in his car in Bridgnorth.

He was left unharmed after flood water rose by three feet around his car on the A454 at Worfield.

The Environment Agency has warned people in the region to remain vigilant and prepare for flooding.

"The fast-moving heavy rain going over the region is already causing surface water flooding and could cause rivers to rise rapidly."

Man dies after being swept away by floods

Police have confirmed a man in his sixties has died after being swept away by flood water.

They say they received reports just after 10.30 this morning that a man had been seen being swept away by flood water in the stream at Bitterley near Ludlow in Shropshire.

The man is believed to be in his 60s but police won't release his identity until he has been formally identified.

His family has been informed, as has The Coroner for Shropshire.

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