Inquest opens into tragic death of Lincoln man Michael Hull

An inquest has been opened into the death of 25-year-old Lincoln man Michael Hull.

Michael’s body was recovered from the River Witham near to Gaunt Street on Monday, January 22 after a two-day missing person’s appeal.

An inquest was opened by coroner Paul Smith on Wednesday, January 31.

Investigations will review CCTV footage from the night of Michael’s death, understood to show him walking on footpaths in the city centre.

He had been on a night out in Lincoln with friends before walking home on his own.

Lincolnshire Police and underwater search teams had scoured the area after receiving a report he was seen on Gaunt Street in the early hours of the morning.

He was sadly found by divers while the area was cordoned off.

Photo: The Lincolnite

Scores of people left tributes for the local Sunday league football player, with many placing flowers and messages of support for his family at the water’s edge.

The inquest will conclude with a public hearing at a later date, during which time officials and witnesses will piece together the moments leading up to his death.

Post mortem results will also be known at a later stage in the process.