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Tributes to the 68-year-old British dog breeder who was killed after his car was caught in the Sydney floods

TRIBUTE has come in for a British dog breeder who was killed after his car was caught in devastating floods in Sydney.

Tony Ikin, 68, was found dead in his van in south-west Sydney on Friday morning. aussie said cops.

Tributes have been poured in for father-of-two Tony Ikin, who died in freak floods in Sydney

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Tributes have been poured in for father-of-two Tony Ikin, who died in freak floods in SydneyCredit: Facebook
Rescue workers found the 68-year-old's submerged van around 8 a.m. on Friday

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Rescue workers found the 68-year-old’s submerged van around 8 a.m. on FridayCredit: EPA

The British father-of-two was on his way to the Royal Easter Show opened by Princess Royal on Saturday when his car was swamped by rising waters in Cut Hill Road, Cobbity.

New South Wales Police worked with emergency services to recover the body.

Ikin was reportedly a well known and respected dog breeder and judge who was a regular at the Royal Easter Show.

His Facebook Page listed his place of birth as Birmingham.

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His friend Robert Zammit described Ikin as a “gentle soul” who would “help everyone”.

“Loved his dogs, of course, but he was just a gentle person,” he told Australian magazine Nine News.

“Tony wasn’t the person to take a risk. He left home early to come to the Royal Easter Show, it would have been dark.

“He must not have thought it too deeply.”

Southwest Sydney is experiencing its third flooding in a month, with the local Nepean River encroaching on residents and businesses.

The country declared a national emergency last month after floods swept across much of the east coast and claimed dozens of lives.

An investigation into the circumstances of Ikin’s death is underway and a report for the coroner is being prepared.

Ikin's car was swamped by rising tides in Cobbity

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Ikin’s car was swamped by rising tides in CobbityCredit: EPA
Ikin was on his way to the Royal Easter Show, which will be officially opened by the Princess Royal

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Ikin was on his way to the Royal Easter Show, which will be officially opened by the Princess RoyalCredit: Facebook

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Bobby Allyn

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