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Man killed in flood waters was a former showband singer

Ivan Vaughan was pronounced dead at the scene.

AN ELDERLY MAN has died after being swept away by flood waters.

Ivan Vaughan, 70, had been reported missing to Monaghan Garda Station yesterday morning.

His body was found at 11.25am in Corraghdown, Glaslough, around 10 metres away from his car, gardaí said.

It is understood he was swept away after trying to get out of his car, which had became stuck in flood waters.

Ivan Vaughan was a former showband singer from Co Tyrone. He performed with the group the Plattermen in the 1960s and 70s and recently worked as a solo artist.

His friend Vinny O’Donnell told BBC News:

Apart from the music, he’ll be remembered as a very warm-hearted, very genuine, very warm, well-manned person. He was a pure gentleman, sadly he’s gone.

“All the women just adored him but he was a very, very talented singer and performer. His one man shows were brilliant, very professional.”

Roads in parts of the country remain in dangerous condition this week following Storm Desmond.

Read: Another weather warning just kicked in – and the forecast is dire

Read: Photos show extent of Storm Desmond flooding across the country

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