A MAN has died after getting caught in fast-flowing flood water this morning.

West Midlands Ambulance Service were called to the incident near Furnace Mill Fishery in Cleobury Mortimer at 10.42am.

One ambulance, two paramedic officers, the Trust’s Hazardous Area Response Team and the Midlands Air Ambulance from Strensham were sent to the scene.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman said: “When ambulance crews arrived on the scene they quickly began working with fire and police colleagues to try and find the man, who was reported to have gone under the water by a member of the public.

“Following a thorough search and rescue operation, the man was rescued from the water. However, sadly it quickly became apparent that nothing could be done to save him and he was confirmed dead at the scene.”