Body found in the River Cam

Judith Welikala - Deputy News Editor 23 June 2011

The body of a man was found in River Cam yesterday. The unidentified man, believed to be in his fifties, was found floating face down at 2.04 am by a passerby in the upstream of Jesus Lock. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate him, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.

A spokesperson from Cambridgeshire Constabulary said: “The man had facial injuries; however detectives are keeping an open mind as to how he received them.

“We’re trying to discover how the man sustained the injuries and how he got to be in the river. We would appeal for anyone who was in the area between midnight and 2am today to contact police.

The death is being treated as “suspicious.” A post mortem examination took place at Addenbrooke’s Hospital by pathologist Dr Nat Cary. The police spokesperson noted that: “When we have the post mortem results we will have a better idea of what we are dealing with.”

Judith Welikala – Deputy News Editor