recovered from river was missing Highbridge resident
coroner has confirmed that the body of a man recovered from a
river near Burnham-On-Sea last Friday (June 1st) has been identified
as a missing Highbridge man.
first reported here
last week that the body was recovered from a stretch of river
off Newbridge Drove in East Huntspill.
follows a major search operation carried out by police, the fire
service's water rescue team, a police helicopter and police divers
- as pictured here.
spokeswoman for Somerset coroner Michael Rose told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"The body has been identified as a missing 58 year-old man
from Highbridge who had gone missing the day before. An inquest
into the death is to be opened shortly."
Fire and police crews searching the Huntspill River on Friday
at Hackness Sluice