Storm Dennis claims second victim as man dies after falling into river

A man has died after falling into the river as Storm Dennis claims its second tragic victim.

Police say the man died after falling into the River Tawe int Powys, Wales at 10am this morning.

His body was recovered further downstream as Britain continued to be battered by the extreme concitions.

It comes after a 19-year-old teenage boy was found dead in the sea off the coast of Kent yesterday as Dennis arrived.

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He got into difficulties in the sea amid giant waves brought on by Dennis in Herne Bay.

The young man had failed to come back from a night out when the tragedy struck as he became the storm's first victim.

The tragic news comes as the storm continues to batter the flood-hit nation with 80mph winds and up to 140mm of rain.

Major incidents have been declared in South Wales and Herefordshire as towns are left devastated.

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Wales has been worst hit by the storm following two months of rain in a day, with entire towns left underwater including Pontypridd.

The Met Office had earlier taken the rare step of issuing a red weather warning, saying lives were in danger due to the conditions.

Major rescue efforts are underway across the country to rescue residents trapped in their flooded homes.

More than 500 flood alerts have been issued for England alone in a record high figure.

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The storm is set to finally move out to sea this afternoon as Britain – again – recovers from the second storm in a fortnight.

But the Met Office has warned strong winds will remain on Monday as the remnants of the storm passes north of the country.

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