UPDATE TUESDAY 2.45PM: Spalding river death man named by Coroner’s Office.

Police search along the River Welland, near Spalding, after the body of Robertas Klipo was found last weekend.  Photo: SG060217-102TW.
Police search along the River Welland, near Spalding, after the body of Robertas Klipo was found last weekend. Photo: SG060217-102TW.

The name of a man found dead in the River Welland, near Spalding, last weekend has been confirmed today.

Robertas Klipo (29), of Victoria Street, Spalding, is thought to have drowned before his body was discovered at about 8.30am on Sunday, February 5.

An inquest into the death of Mr Klipo, a factory operative who was originally from Lithuania, was opened and adjourned at South Lincolnshire Coroner’s Office in Boston this morning.

Yesterday (Monday), Lincolnshire Police confirmed that Mr Klipo’s death was not being treated as suspicious.

MONDAY 12.50PM: Death of man found in Spalding river ‘not suspicious’, say police

The death of a 29-year-old man found in the River Welland, near Spalding, last Sunday, was not suspicious, according to police.

Formal identification of the man, confirmed as of non-UK nationality, took place on Friday but an inquest is yet to be opened by the Coroner for South Lincolnshire.

The inquest is expected to be opened and adjourned tomorrow (Tuesday), but the cause of the man’s death is thought to have been by drowning.