Man dies after being pulled out of River Lea
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The man who was rescued from the River Lea yesterday morning has died.
A member of the public reported concerns for the welfare of a man they saw entering the water at 8.40am.
Seven fire engines, six police squad cars, ambulances and police and air ambulance helicopters and the Met’s marine support unit attended the scene off Lea Bridge Road, Lower Clapton.
The man, whose age and identity is presently unknown was pulled out of the water just after 10am and taken to hospital.
But he was pronounced dead just before midday.
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Detectives from Waltham Forest are making enquiries in respect of his identity and to locate his next-of-kin.
The death is not being treated as suspicious at this stage, and the Coroner has been informed.
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A post-mortem will be scheduled in due course.