Police confirm man whose body was found in marshland near King’s Lynn was member of wildfowling group

Hunstanton Lifeboat Station. Picture: Ian Burt

Hunstanton Lifeboat Station. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

Police have confirmed that a man whose body was found in marshes in North Wootton, near King's Lynn, early on Saturday was a member of a wildfowling group.

Officers were called at 1.25am on Saturday to reports that the body of a man in his 50s had been discovered by members of a King's Lynn wildfowling group in saltmarshes.

A search party was organised by the King's Lynn and West Norfolk Wildfowling Association after it became concerned about a member's whereabouts.

The man, who has not been named, was pronounced dead at the scene.

At 3am on Saturday, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of a Hunstanton hovercraft but it was stood down before arrival.

A Norfolk police spokesman said: 'Police were called in the early hours on Saturday following reports the body of a man had been discovered in marshland. We can confirm the man was part of a wildfowling group; the death is not being treated as suspicious.'

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