Fatalities reported in accident with 4×4 vehicle in River Esk
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Fatalities reported in accident with 4×4 vehicle in River Esk

The incident was reported at 11.48am today (Thursday) and emergency services have been on the scene since. Air support was also dispatched to the location. A spokesperson for North Yorkshire Police confirmed that the vehicle has been recovered from the river and unfortunately, the three men inside have died. Another man who attempted to help was pulled to safety and is receiving medical treatment. Next of kin are being informed and specialist support is being provided. Witnesses are urged to call North Yorkshire Police. The spokesperson also warned about hazardous driving conditions due to wet and flooded roads and highlighted other incidents in the area. The advice is to consider whether your journey is necessary, use headlights, leave extra space to the car in front, and avoid driving through flood water.