Man found dead in drain is named


The elderly man whose body was found in water at Swineshead Bridge on Monday has been named as 78-year-old John Thorpe.

Mr Thorpe was found dead in the South Forty Foot Drain by his family when he failed to return to his Swineshead home after going out to walk his dogs.

Emergency services were called out at 5.25pm - and Fire and Rescue attended with their swift water rescue boat which recovered him from the water.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “The cause of his death is unclear at this stage but there are no suspicious circumstances.”