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A British vacationer has died in Spain after taking pictures throughout Storm Nelson. The man, 50, was reportedly taking footage when he was swept out to sea by a rogue wave close to the outdated fishing village of San Esteban de Pravia.

According to the native press, the person was on vacation along with his spouse when the incident occurred and his physique was discovered by a rescue helicopter at round 2pm. Speaking to El Comercio, a witness mentioned: “The man stood up for a moment to look at the waves and when he turned around to return to his wife, who had stayed further back, a wave dragged him away.”

A spokesperson for the native authorities’s response co-ordination centre confirmed the person’s physique was recovered from the ocean within the San Esteban estuary whereas the mayor of close by Muros de Nalo, Celestino Novo mentioned they have been “devastated” by the incident. The man is one in all 4 folks to have died throughout Storm Nelson in Spain to date which has battered the UK and Europe with 70mph winds.

In the UK, ferries have been cancelled and an easyJet needed to abort a touchdown as gales and heavy rain battered the UK. Weather warnings are in place till Friday morning due to treacherous circumstances attributable to Storm Nelson which has slammed into the UK.

Ferry firm DFDS introduced earlier as we speak that there can be delays and cancellations at Dover due to the climate whereas National Rail has additionally warned of journey disruption because of the 70mph battering elements of England. Speed restrictions are additionally because of be put in place on some traces.

Earlier as we speak an easyJet aircraft was compelled to abort a touchdown at one of many UK’s busiest airports. Flight EZY8530 from Faro was because of land at London Gatwick this afternoon, however sturdy winds and downpours because of Storm Nelson meant it wasn’t potential.

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