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Woman’s body found in river

PUBLISHED: 17:36 31 March 2020 | UPDATED: 09:23 01 April 2020

Police, firefighters, ambulances and coastguard seal off South Quay in King's Lynn.  Picture: Chris Bishop

Police, firefighters, ambulances and coastguard seal off South Quay in King's Lynn. Picture: Chris Bishop

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The body of a woman has been found in a river in King’s Lynn.

Police, fire, ambulance and coastguard on the scene of the incident in King's Lynn  Picture: Chris BishopPolice, fire, ambulance and coastguard on the scene of the incident in King's Lynn Picture: Chris Bishop

Emergency services were called to the riverbank of the River Ouse off Clockcase Lane, Clenchwarton, at around 10.40am.

From there, the focus of the operation moved to South Quay, on the Lynn side of the river, near the magistrates’ courts and Marriott’s Warehouse.

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Police later confirmed they recovered the body of a woman.

A statement from Norfolk Police said: “Officers in King’s Lynn were called at 10.39am this morning to a concern for safety and recovered the body of a woman.

Police have sealed off South Quay in King's Lynn as they deal with what appears to be a major incident involving all emergency services  Picure: Chris BishopPolice have sealed off South Quay in King's Lynn as they deal with what appears to be a major incident involving all emergency services Picure: Chris Bishop

“Police are treating the death as unexplained and making enquiries around identification.

“A post-mortem examination will take place in due course to establish the cause of death.”

A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance service said: “An ambulance, an ambulance officer vehicle and four Hazardous Area Response Team vehicles were called to Docks Cross Bank Road, Port Of King’s Lynn shortly before 11am this morning following reports of a woman in the water.

“Sadly, despite the best efforts of all involved including Police and Coastguard colleagues, the woman had died.”


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