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Thursday, 24 April 2014

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Police name man drowned in Cumbria

Police have identified the man who drowned in the River Rothay on Monday as 48-year-old Simon Martindale from Hest Bank, Lancaster.

Mr Martindale was walking his dog by the river at Ambleside at around 2.25pm but both were swept up by fast flowing water.

His body was dound at 3.30pm following a search operation, his dog having escaped from the water.

A police spokeswoman said: "Officers are supporting his family at this very difficult time following this tragic accident.

"Police are urging people to stay away from the water’s edge and not to enter the local rivers or lakes as the water is fast moving and can be very dangerous."

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