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Inquest opened into death of Norwich woman Liane Gairn who was found in River Wensum

Fire fighters at the scene on Riverside Road, Norwich, after a woman was found in the River Wensum on September 4 2017. Picture: MARC BETTS.

Fire fighters at the scene on Riverside Road, Norwich, after a woman was found in the River Wensum on September 4 2017. Picture: MARC BETTS.

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An inquest has opened into the death of a woman who was found in a Norwich river.

Liane Gairn, who lived in Rosemary Lane in the city, was found face down in the River Wensum in September last year.

The 29-year-old received CPR from passers by, paramedics and at the intensive care unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

However she died at the hospital on September 6.

A cause of death was given as bronchopneumonia and an ischaemic liver injury and drowning.

Assistant coroner Johanna Thompson set the inquest for Wednesday, February 21 at the coroner’s court in Norwich.


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