Burngreave resident named as one of the flood victims

Burngreave resident, Peter Harding, was named by South Yorkshire Police as the flood victim who was thought to have died on the Wicker.

The Police said Mr Harding, who was 68 years old, got into difficulties in the flood waters between 5:00pm and 5:30pm on Monday 25th June 2007.

Earlier reports said that the incident happened on the Wicker. It has now been confirmed that it took place near the railway bridge on Newhall Road, close to the flooded Brightside Lane.

Mr Harding was making his way home to Burngreave along Newhall Road when water levels rose quickly from ankle height to chest deep. He was pulled unconscious from the water, but despite attempts to revive him, he was pronounced dead on arrival at the Northern General Hospital.

Police are appealing to trace the passer-by, who heroically dived in to rescue Mr Harding and attempted to resuscitate him. Police need to trace him urgently as he is a vital witness. Anyone with any information please telephone the police on 0114 2202020.

Further information can be found on the following links:



Logged in users of the website can add comments to this page.
Login to this site if you'd like to add a comment. Sign-up for an account if you are not currently a member.

<< | Up | >>

Print version

The content on this page was added to the website by Lisa Swift on 2007-06-29 09:26:06.
The content of the page was last modified by Lisa Swift on 2007-07-03 22:54:55.

Follow us on Twitter @TheBMessenger

All content is copyright © Burngreave Messenger Ltd. or its voluntary contributors, unless otherwise stated, not to be reproduced without permission. If you have any comments, or are interested in contributing to the Messenger and getting involved, please contact us.

Burngreave Messenger Ltd. Abbeyfield Park House, Abbeyfield Road, Sheffield S4 7AT.
Telephone: 0114 242 0564. Email: mail@burngreavemessenger.org
Company Limited by Guarantee: 04642734
Registered Charity: 1130836

The Burngreave Messenger is a community newspaper with editorial independence, funded by the Big Lottery, Foyle Foundation, Trusthouse Charitable Foundation, the Garfield Weston Foundation, the Scurrah Wainwright Charity, local residents and our advertisers.

Help the Messenger with a donation