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TRIBUTES have poured in for a Brit dog breeder who was killed after his car was caught in devastating floods in Sydney.

Tony Ikin, 68, was found dead in his van Friday morning in Sydney’s south-west, Aussie cops gesê.

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

Tributes have poured in for father-of-two Tony Ikin who died in freak floods in SydneyKrediet: Facebook
Rescue crews found the 68-year-old's submerged van around 8am on Friday

Rescue crews found the 68-year-old’s submerged van around 8am on FridayKrediet: EPA

The Brit father-of-two had been on the way to the Royal Easter Show, which was being opened by Princess Royal on Saturday, when his car was submerged by rising floodwaters on Cut Hill Road, Cobbity.

New South Wales police worked with emergency services to retrieve the body.

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

Syne Facebook page listed his birthplace as Birmingham.

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His friend Robert Zammit described Ikin as agentle soulwho wouldhelp everyone”.

Loved his dogs, natuurlik, but just a gentle human being,” he told Australia’s Nine News.

Tony was not the person who would take a risk. He left home to come to the Royal Easter Show early, it would have been dark.

He must have thought it not too deep.

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South-western Sydney is experiencing its third flood in a month, with the local Nepean River encroaching on residents and businesses.

The country declared a national emergency last month following floods across large swathes of the east coast that have claimed dozens of lives.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding Ikin’s death is underway and a report will be prepared for the coroner.

Ikin's car was submerged by rising floodwaters in Cobbity

Ikin’s car was submerged by rising floodwaters in CobbityKrediet: EPA
Ikin had been on the way to the Royal Easter Show, which is being officially opened by the Princess Royal

Ikin had been on the way to the Royal Easter Show, which is being officially opened by the Princess RoyalKrediet: Facebook