Woman killed in Derbyshire floods is described as a 'great leader' who'll be hugely missed

A woman who died the after reportedly being swept away by flood water in Derbyshire has been named as Annie Hall.

Emergency services were called to the River Derwent in Darley Dale, near Matlock, in the early hours of Friday, 8 November to reports that a woman had been swept away by the water.

Sadly, a body was found further downstream a short time later.

Mrs Hall served as the county’s High Sheriff in 2017, and struck up a close bond with our Chief Constable Peter Goodman during her tenure.

Mr Goodman said: “I am shocked and deeply saddened by the untimely and tragic death of my friend, 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. My deepest sympathies go to Michael and all the family at this time.”

Chief Constable Peter Goodman

The family of Annie Hall have released the following statement: “It is with great sadness that we, the family of Annie Hall, report her sudden passing. We are in great shock and grieving. Please allow us to mourn privately for the time being."