World News

Man dies after being pulled from lake in popular park in Boxing Day tragedy

Don’t miss a thing by getting the Daily Star’s biggest headlines straight to your inbox!

A man has died in Liverpool after his body was pulled from a park lake.

Emergency services were called to Walton Hall Park just before 9am on Sunday morning, after witnesses reported seeing a body in the water.

They attempted to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead at the scene, Liverpool Echo reports.

A spokeswoman for Merseyside Police said: “Emergency services were contacted at just before 9am following reports that the body of a male had been discovered in the lake.

“The male was removed and CPR commenced but he was sadly pronounced deceased at the scene. Enquiries are ongoing to identify the man and notify his next of kin.”

The air ambulance has since left the scene and police have cordoned off the area around the lake as officers attempt to establish the full circumstances of the man’s death.

Police are talking to witnesses and are looking over CCTV footage to understand what led to this tragic incident.

They have urged anyone with details about what happened to contact officers by calling 101 or via Twitter @MerPolCC.

This is a breaking news story and is constantly being updated.

Please refresh the page regularly to get the latest updates.

Reporters working on will be working to source the latest information, reaction, pictures and video related to this story.

You can also follow us on Twitter @DailyStar to get the latest news updates 24 hours a day.

Or download the Daily Star app for flash alerts on the biggest stories of the day.

Why not also subscribe to receive our regular Daily Star news bulletins? You can do this on this page by simply entering your email address above and hitting 'subscribe'.

You can also sign up to our showbiz, sport and lifestyle newsletters by clicking here

  • Twitter

Source: Read Full Article