Police have named a man who died after the car he was travelling in became submerged in water near Newbury. He was Jonathan Gammon, 52, from Kingston Lane, Teddington, Middlesex. Mr Gammon and his wife, 55, were attempting to cross the ford at Thornford Road, Headley, around 9.10am yesterday.
A man died today after his car became completely submerged in water as he tried to cross a ford.
Officers were called to Thornford Road, Compton Wood, Hampshire, after they received reports of the stuck vehicle.
A woman was able to escape from the car but the man had to be recovered from it and was pronounced dead at the scene.
– Hampshire Police Spokesperson
"Police were called at 9.12am this morning to reports that a vehicle was stuck in a ford at Thornford Road, near Compton Wood.
A woman was able to get out of the vehicle but a man was recovered from it. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
"The woman was taken to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital where she is being treated for shock."
Emergency services attended the scene to recover the car, which had become "completely submerged" in the water.
Our reporter Richard Jones sent this shot of the River Stour in Dorset. Two weeks ago he was able to do a piece to camera standing on the river bed. Now he needs to stay on the banks of the river because the currents are very strong thanks to the flood water.
A flood alert has been issued by the Environment Agency for the Ifield Brook, Upper River Mole, Gatwick Stream, Burstow Stream and Salfords Stream.
Flooding is possible for the Ifield Brook, Upper River Mole, Burstow Stream and Salfords Stream including Ifield, Lowfield Heath, Charlwood, Hookwood, Bewbush, Furnace Green, Maidenbower, Crawley, Horley, Copthorne and Salfords . Low lying land and roads will be affected first.