Man pronounced dead at Daventry reservoir after facing difficulties in the water

The death is not being treated as suspicious

Monday, 19th October 2020, 10:21 am
Updated Monday, 19th October 2020, 10:24 am

A man has died after facing difficulties in the water at a Daventry reservoir.

Emergency services were called to Drayton Reservoir in Ashby Road at around 4.15pm yesterday (October 18).

Despite the use of specialist rescue equipment, a man in his 30 was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Emergency services were called to the scene yesterday (October 18).

A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police said: “Northamptonshire Police were called by Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service at about 4.15pm yesterday (Sunday October 18), following reports that a man in his 30s had got into difficulties in the water at Drayton Reservoir in Ashby Road, Daventry.

“Rescue technicians from Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service used specialist equipment to enter the water to rescue the man.

“Sadly he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious, and a report is prepared for the coroner’s office.”

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