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Man dies after his mobility scooter falls into river

Water levels at Osney Lock have risen to record levels in recent years during periods of heavy flooding. Credit: Chris Ison/PA Archive

A man has died after falling into a river while driving his mobility scooter at Osney Lock in Oxford.

The 47-year-old man was apparently driving along a flooded pathway when the accident happened shortly before 6:30pm yesterday.

He was recovered from the lock but died at the scene.

Thames Valley Police said his death was being treated as unexplained but was not believed to be suspicious and his family had been informed.

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