Pensioner’s body found in the River Ribble

Posted on - 7th September, 2017 - 8:46am | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, Preston News
View of the River Ribble Pic: Paul Melling
View of the River Ribble Pic: Paul Melling

A man’s body has been found in the River Ribble.


Preston Police closed off footpaths near the river on Wednesday (6 September) evening.

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Reports came in around 5.55pm of a man’s body being found close to Holme Road, Penwortham.

The 79-year-old man’s body was recovered from the river. He is from Preston.

His death is not being treated as suspicious and his next of kin have been informed.


Police say a file will now be passed to the coroner.

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