A man visiting his family in Lytham last week has given a warning to anyone venturing out in the storms that are due again this weekend. James Campbell from Hessle, East Riding of Yorkshire was staying with relatives on Albert Street, Lytham when the near-death experience occurred. He told Lytham St Annes News “We decided to go to Wetherspoons on Station Road and brave the weather. While I was stood in the front garden waiting for my brother to put the alarm on, a huge slate flew of the roof and missed me by literally a millimetre. It was terrifying. Upon closer inspection of the roof slate, it was really sharp. If that had hit my head I would no longer be here.” Pictured below is the heavy slate that nearly killed James.
James is one of the lucky ones, as national press reported the death of a woman in the West Midlands who was swept into flood water. Her body has now been recovered as emergency services continue to assist communities still reeling from one of the worst winter storms of recent times.
James and his wife Linda.