P209 ORACLE 209 Sun17 Oct ITN 2211:11   MAN LOST AS GALES  SWEEP BRITAIN Strong winds and heavy rain swept a trail of chaos across Britain. A 32-year-old diver was drowned when a giant wave swept his van off a break- water at Port Talbot, South Wales. Three men escaped from the van and swam to safety but Mr Peter Coote was carried away in heavy seas. The weather made a search hopeless. There was flooding in Sussex, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall and the weathermen said it could prove to be one of the wettest Octobers ever.  NEWS FROM ZANUSSI on page 369