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Woman found in River Derwent named as Derbyshire's former high Sheriff

A woman who died after being caught in floodwater near Darley Dale has been named as the former High Sheriff of Derbyshire, Annie Hall.

Emergency services were called to the River Derwent in Darley Dale, near Matlock, in the early hours of Friday, 8 November to reports that a woman had been swept away by the water.

Tragically a body was found further downstream a short time later.

Mrs Hall served as the county’s High Sheriff in 2017, and struck up a close bond with our Chief Constable Peter Goodman during her tenure.

Mr Goodman said: “I am shocked and deeply saddened by the untimely and tragic death of my friend, and former High Sheriff, Annie Hall.

“Annie was a great leader in Derbyshire in both industry and on the civic front. She will be hugely missed.

“My deepest sympathies go to Michael and all the family at this time.”

The family of Annie Hall have released the following statement: “It is with great sadness that we, the family of Annie Hall, report her sudden passing.

“We are in great shock and grieving. Please allow us to mourn privately for the time being.

“If you would like to contact us, please send any messages to condolencesforhallfamily@hotmail.com. We will publish details of the funeral arrangements when they are known."

 

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