Man’s body found in boating lake at park

The lake at Fen Park, Kirkley in Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes

The lake at Fen Park, Kirkley in Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

A body has been recovered from a boating lake in a popular park.

Fen Park in Kirkley, Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes

Fen Park in Kirkley, Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant

Emergency services were called to Kirkley Fen Park, in Lowestoft, at 12.25pm on Tuesday, March 3, following reports of a body in the water.

Officers from Suffolk Police cordoned off the park while the body of a man was recovered.

A spokesperson for Suffolk Police said: "Police can confirm a body has been recovered from water in Lowestoft.

"Officers received a call at about 12.25pm to reports that a member of the public had spotted a man in water at Kirkley Fen Park.

Fen Park in Kirkley, Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes

Fen Park in Kirkley, Lowestoft. Picture: Mick Howes - Credit: Archant


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"The death at this stage is being treated as unexplained but is not believed to be suspicious."

A spokesperson for the East of England Ambulance service said: "Two ambulances and a rapid response vehicle were sent to Fen Park, Southwell Road, Lowestoft shortly before 12.30pm today, following reports of a man in the water.

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"Sadly, despite the best efforts of all involved, the patient had died at the scene."

Emergency services have since left the scene, with the park reopening to the public.

In a statement on Facebook, a spokesperson for community group Fen Park Friends said: "We are aware of an incident within the park. The park is open now."

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