Underwater search after woman’s body found in Lincoln river

Lincolnshire Police are carrying out underwater searches in River Witham in Lincoln after a woman’s body was found in the water.

Officers were called to Fairfax Street close to the Plough pub on Saturday, December 27, at around 11am after reports of a body in the water.

The 69-year-old local woman’s body was recovered by the Police Underwater Search Team.

Police are treating the death as unexplained at this stage until a post mortem establishes the cause of death.

The underwater search unit carried out investigations nearby at the footbridge at the end of Russell Street.

The area where the body was found and where police are investigating. Map data: Google

The area where the body was found and where police are investigating. Map data: Google

Anyone with information should call Lincolnshire Police on the 101 non-emergency number, quoting incident number 118 of December 27.