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Post mortem to take place on body of male found at quarry site near King’s Lynn

11:22 11 April 2014

A body has been discovered floating in a lake at a quarry in Tottenhill, West Norfolk. Photo : Paul Tibbs

A body has been discovered floating in a lake at a quarry in Tottenhill, West Norfolk. Photo : Paul Tibbs

Paul Tibbs

Investigations were continuing today to determine the circumstances behind the body of a male being recovered from water in a quarry site near King’s Lynn.

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A body has been discovered floating in a lake at a quarry in Tottenhill, West Norfolk. Picture: Ian BurtA body has been discovered floating in a lake at a quarry in Tottenhill, West Norfolk. Picture: Ian Burt

Emergency services were called at about 3pm yesterday when a member of the public spotted the body of a man in the water at the site at Tottenhill, near King’s Lynn.

More than a dozen vehicles, including fire engines and police squad cars, attended and the area, off Watlington Road by the A10, was sealed off.

Officers said they were treating the death as unexplained and a post mortem will take place today.

The quarry is separated from Tottenhill village centre by the A10, and is more than 100m from the nearest house.

It is understood the site, which is surrounded by woodland, is a working quarry that is privately owned. A villager, who wished to remain anonymous, said the area was not used by dog walkers.

“It’s a very ‘keep out’ sort of area,” he added. “I don’t think there’s been anything like this before.”

Forensic investigation vans were on scene last night, and the cordon was expected to remain in place this morning.

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