Man’s body found in water near Spalding

A man's body has been found in water at Vernatt's Sluice, near Spalding.
A man's body has been found in water at Vernatt's Sluice, near Spalding.
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UPDATE TUESDAY 11.20AM: The death of a man whose body was found in a Spalding waterway at the weekend is not being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed today.

A dog walker discovered the man’s body in Vernatt’s Drain, near the Johnson Community Hospital, on Sunday afternoon.

The man’s family has been informed but his name will not be released until other relatives are notified.

South Lincolnshire Coroner’s Office has opened and adjourned an inquest, but the exact cause of the man’s death isn’t yet known.

MONDAY 9AM: A man’s body has been found in water on the edge of Spalding during the weekend.

The body was discovered by a dog walker in an area of Vernatt’s Drain, off Pinchbeck Road, shortly after 2pm yesterday.

An Underwater Search Unit from Lincolnshire Police pulled the body out of the water and a post mortem examination will take place later today.

The man’s death is currently being treated as unexplained while enquiries continue and Detective Inspector Suzanne Davies said: “A scene guard is in place, limiting public access to the area, and further work at the location will continue in daylight hours.” Anyone with information should call 101, quoting incident number 210 of January 25.