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British Man Dies After Being Swept Away In River Rhine, Germany

08/08/2013 16:30 BST
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A pedestrian bridge linking the German town of Kehl, right, with the French town of Strasbourg, left, stands on the River Rhine in Strasbourg, France, on Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. The euro-area economy, which has contracted for six quarters, probably stagnated in the three months through June and will return to growth this quarter, according to a Bloomberg survey of economists. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A British man has died in Germany after reportedly being swept away by the River Rhine.

Christian Fagg, 23, was reported missing in Koln-Rodenkirchen, near Cologne, on Tuesday, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office said.

An FCO spokesman confirmed today that he had been found dead.

Mr Fagg was a musician from Cleethorpes in North East Lincolnshire, according to reports in the Grimsby Telegraph.

It is understood he had been on holiday with six friends when he was swept away by the current.

Reports said that people in a houseboat spotted his body in the water and alerted the local fire brigade.

The FCO spokesman said: "We were made aware today that the death of Christian John Fagg, who was reported missing in Koln-Rodenkirchen, Germany, on 6 August, has been confirmed.

"We are providing consular assistance to his family at this difficult time."