Second body found in flood search

A SEARCH is still ongoing today for a brother and sister who are missing, feared dead, after their car was swept away while crossing a swollen stream.Ryan Martel, 26 and his sister Frankie Chappel, 17, have not been seen since the car they were in with two other men was swept away while crossing the stream near St Ives in Cornwall.

A BODY has been found in the search for a brother and sister who have not been seen since the car they were in was swept away while crossing a swollen stream.

Ryan Martel, 26 and his sister Frankie Chappel, 17, have not been seen since the car they were in with two other men was swept away while crossing the stream near St Ives in Cornwall.

Yesterday, one of the passengers, a 20-year-old man, was found dead, while the remaining passenger, another 20-year-old man, escaped the Volvo saloon as it filled with water from severe flash flooding.

Devon and Cornwall police have confirmed another body has been found but have not revealed the identity.


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The car got into difficulties in the early hours of Saturday while trying to make the crossing in the village of Zennor, in West Cornwall.

The body of the deceased passenger was recovered just after 7am yesterday downstream from where the Volvo S70 was found "fully submerged and full of water', Devon and Cornwall police said.

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The passenger who managed to free himself from the Volvo S70 before it was sucked out into the water on the B3306 between St Ives and St Just, called ambulance control at 1.41am on Saturday saying that three others were lost.

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