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Three Men Die After Becoming Trapped In 4×4 In Yorkshire River

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Three men who were inside a 4×4 that plunged into a river have died, police say.

Firefighters pulled the vehicle from the River Esk near Glaisdale on the North York Moors this afternoon.

Another man who attempted to save those inside the 4×4 was pulled to safety from the river and has been receiving medical treatment.

Next of kin are currently being informed and more information will be released in due course, North Yorkshire Police said in a statement.

It comes as the UK continues to feel the effects of Storm Gerrit, with flood warnings in place across the country.

Emergency services were called at 11.48am to the serious incident, and air support was also scrambled to assist.

Police urged any witnesses to come forward.

They also warned that roads around the River Esk are “particularly badly affected”.

Two more incidents, in nearby Houlsyke and Hambleton, cars became stuck in flood water, the force said.

Fortunately the occupants of both vehicles were brought to safety.