Grimsby musician swept to death on German river

A GRIMSBY musician has died in Germany after reportedly being swept away by the River Rhine.

The River Rhine
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.

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It is understood Mr Fagg 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.”