Body found in River Kent in Kendal after man fell in water
A body has been found by search teams looking for man who fell into a river as Storm Desmond battered Cumbria.
Emergency services were alerted to a possible sighting of an elderly man going into the River Kent, at Staveley Road in Kendal, at 10:00 GMT on Sunday.
Cumbria Police said a body had now been recovered from a tributary of the river, and formal identification would take place in due course.
More than 2,000 homes and businesses in the county were flooded by the storm.
The Environment Agency said more than a month's average rainfall was recorded in 24 hours on Saturday.
The government has a plan to build 1,400 new flood defence schemes, protecting 300,000 homes. The investment is worth £2.3 billion.
Councils are also sharing £26 million as Lead Local Flood Authorities, which they are expected to use to prepare for and manage the risk of flooding.
Kent County Council gets the largest share of this, £256,000 this year. Cumbria, where Storm Desmond has caused huge damage, had £158,000 and does not feature in the top 10, although Lancashire does.