Northamptonshire Police have today confirmed why a public footpath was taped off near Delapre Abbey.
Eyewitnesses reported sightings of emergency services close to the lake near Ransome Road yesterday (September 19).
A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police today confirmed that a man had died at the scene.
She said: "We were called at 1.40pm after we received reports of a sudden death. We attended and we are preparing a report for the coroner."
The incident is not being treated as suspicious, she added.