Man's body discovered in a pond in Little Hoole

The body of a man in his 70s has been recovered from a large pond in a field in Little Hoole.

Thursday, 27th August 2020, 1:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th August 2020, 1:37 pm
The body of a man in his 70s was found in a pond in a field off Moss Lane, Little Hoole yesterday afternoon (August 26). Pic: Google

The man's body was discovered by a member of the public in a large pond near a solar farm in a field off Moss Lane yesterday afternoon (August 26).

Emergency services were called to the field and firefighters in flood suits waded into the water to recover the body. Paramedics worked on the man but were unable to save him.

Police said the man's death is not being treated as suspicious.

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The body of a man in his 70s was found in a pond in a field off Moss Lane, Little Hoole yesterday afternoon (August 26). Pic: Google

A police spokesman said: "We were called to Moss Lane, Little Hoole, at 4.05pm yesterday (August 26) following reports a man’s body had been found in the water by a member of the public.

"Despite the best efforts of the emergency services, sadly the man, who was in his 70s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"His death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for HM Coroner in due course."