July 7, 2020 1.41 pm This story is over 47 months old

Man’s body recovered from River Witham in Hykeham

Body of elderly man found in River Witham

By Local Democracy Reporter

The body of a man in his 70s has been recovered from River Witham near Lincoln on Tuesday morning.

Officers attended a report of a body spotted in the river on Fen Lane in North Hykeham at around 10am on Tuesday, July 7.

Five police cars and an ambulance were at the scene, as well as a drone flying near the bank at around midday.

Officers were checking the area. Photo: The Lincolnite

Lincolnshire Police are not treating his death as suspicious and have passed the matter on to the coroner.

The man is yet to be formally identified, but his next of kin are aware of his death.

Police officers left the scene at around 12pm. Photo: The Lincolnite

If you or someone you know has been affected by the themes in this story, help is available through the Samaritans charity. Find out more here, or call 116 123.