UPDATE: Body of a man found in lake on Canvey

Southend Standard: Police search Canvey lake for suspected body Police search Canvey lake for suspected body

ESSEX Police has confirmed they have found a body in the lake at a retirement village on Canvey.

Emergency services were called to Kings Park Village on the island at about 9.15am after residents reported seeing a coat floating on the surface of the water. 

Witnesses also claim a mobility scooter was found alongside the lake.

After conducting a search of the lake, police have confirmed they have recovered the body of a local man.

Investigations are now ongoing into the circumstances around the incident although police are not treating the death as suspicious.

An Essex Police spokesman said: “A man has died on Canvey. Police were contacted shortly after 9am on Friday January 31 following reports of a body in the lake near Kings Holiday Park. Officers arrived and found the body of a local man. The death is not being treated a suspicious. A file is now being prepared for her majesty’s coroner ahead of a formal identification procedure and post mortem.”

The Essex Air Ambulance attended the scene but took off without any casualties on board.

A spokesman from the East of England Ambulance, said: “We were called to Kings Park at about 9.15am.

“At the moment we have  an ambulance, rapid response team and a hazardous area response team on site.”

 

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6:11pm Fri 31 Jan 14

Rich,..Carol says...

The man was well in his 80s and he had a leg amputated and then his wife died.. I can understand why he took his life. RIP
The man was well in his 80s and he had a leg amputated and then his wife died.. I can understand why he took his life. RIP Rich,..Carol

6:42pm Fri 31 Jan 14

If I can Just Say says...

Such a pleasure to have known this Gentleman and I know that many people will agree. He will be sadly missed. Life can be so cruel... Thoughts go out to all that helped and had to witness this today.
RIP Sir (salute)
Such a pleasure to have known this Gentleman and I know that many people will agree. He will be sadly missed. Life can be so cruel... Thoughts go out to all that helped and had to witness this today. RIP Sir (salute) If I can Just Say

11:57am Sat 1 Feb 14

heartbeat says...

My sympathies and condolences to friends and family members of the man who drowned, whoever he was. He is at peace now. RIP.

Please ignore the hateful trolls. Their comments are their own, nobody else's.
My sympathies and condolences to friends and family members of the man who drowned, whoever he was. He is at peace now. RIP. Please ignore the hateful trolls. Their comments are their own, nobody else's. heartbeat

9:53pm Sat 1 Feb 14

Janmarie29 says...

How sad poor man :( RIP...
How sad poor man :( RIP... Janmarie29

7:47pm Thu 13 Feb 14

1972tre says...

My Thoughts go out to the man's family,
But also to my sister who found the main in
the lake over king and rang the emergency services.
My Thoughts go out to the man's family, But also to my sister who found the main in the lake over king and rang the emergency services. 1972tre

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