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River death man named

News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

The elderly Swineshead man found dead in a river on Monday has been named as John Thorpe.

An inquest into his death is now due to be opened and adjourned to a later date for a full hearing.

Tuesday: An elderly Swineshead man was found dead in the South Forty Foot Drain by his family yesterday (Monday).

The 78-year-old had failed to return to his home after going out to walk his dogs.

Family went out to look for him and discovered him in the water.

Emergency services were called out at 5.25pm – and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue attended with their swift water rescue boat which recovered the man’s body from the water.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “The cause of his death is unclear at this stage but there are no suspicious circumstances.

“A post mortem will be carried out in due course.”

 

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