Body of man in his 40s found in Lancaster Canal

The body of a man in his 40s has been found in Lancaster Canal this morning (Thursday, March 25).

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 2:21 pm
Updated Friday, 26th March 2021, 10:43 am

Emergency services were called to the canal close to Wolseley Street, Lancaster at around 7am, after a member of the public spotted a body in the water.

The body was recovered from the canal and paramedics were called to the scene, where the man was pronounced dead.

Lancashire Police say the cause of death is currently unknown, but say it is not being treated as suspicious.

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Police were called to the canal close to Wolseley Street in Lancaster at 7am (Thursday, March 25) where the body of a man in his 40s was found. Pic: Google

The force said a post-mortem examination will take place to establish exactly how the man has died.

Screens were put in place along the towpath whilst an initial investigation took place, with a police cordon from the Moor Lane bridge to the Wolseley Street/Shaw Street bridge.

A police spokesman said: "We were called around 7am today (Thursday March 25) to a report of a sudden death in Lancaster.

"Police were called to the canal close to Wolseley Street, after the body of a man was found.

"The man, in his 40s, was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"The death is currently not being treated as suspicious and a file will be passed to the coroner.

"Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time."