Large police presence in Norfolk village after person dies on boat

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A large emergency service response was called to Acle Bridge earlier this afternoon - Credit: Archant

A host of emergency vehicles has been sent to a Norfolk village after a person died on a boat.

Police were called to Acle Bridge, near the Dunes River Cafe, at 1.01pm today following reports that someone on a boat had died. They arrived on scene eight minutes later.

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A fleet of ambulances, alongside police, a forensic van and the fire service were called to Acle this afternoon - Credit: Archant

Insp Gina Hopkinson from Norfolk Constabulary confirmed that there were five police units on site, as well as a crime scene investigator and ambulances.

Two fire crews were also sent from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, as well as an Environmental Protection Unit from Sprowston.

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The police presence was called to a boat stationed near Dunes River Cafe - Credit: Archant

Insp Hopkinson said that the death did not occur in the water, but on the boat.

A member of the public who passed the scene said she saw emergency services "maxed out" by the bridge.

She said: "The place was full of ambulances, fire engines, police and fast responders.

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"The car park had been emptied of customers in the pub by the bridge."


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