Published: May 28, 2009
Body of man found in Burnham river estuary 'is from Gloucestershire'

The body of a middle-aged man found washed up in a river estuary near Burnham-On-Sea earlier this week came from Gloucestershire, it has been announced.

West Somerset Coroner Michael Rose told on Thursday (May 28th): "We are certain the body is not a local person, but that of a Gloucestershire man."

He named the man as 52 year-old David John Lowe of Tetbury, and added: "The cause of death is still unascertained."

The man was last seen four weeks ago when Gloucestershire Police issued three appeals to try and trace his whereabouts. His vehicle was later found abandoned at a service station near the Severn Bridge on April 29th.

Police sealed off an area around Burnham Sailing Club, as pictured above, on Monday evening (May 25th) after the body was found in the nearby river estuary at the mouth of the River Brue and Parrett.

Police have said they are not treating the discovery as suspicious.


Body found in river estuary near Burnham-On-Sea
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