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Ipswich: Man’s body recovered from marina – death being treated as unexplained

11:06 17 May 2014

Archant

The body of a man has been found in a marina in Ipswich this morning.

Police were contacted just after 5.50am by a member of the public reporting a body in the water near to the lock gates.

Officers attended and the body was recovered.

The man was confirmed as dead at the scene and the body was then taken to Ipswich Hospital.

The waterside area at the Haven Marina has been sealed off while police scenes of crime officers carry out investigations.Officers have also been in contact with the man’s next of kin.

A police spokesman said: “As is standard procedure, the death is currently being treated as unexplained but there are not thought to be any suspicious circumstances.”

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7 comments

  • So what is your solution then Happy? Also, the town wan't ever designed was it? A lot of the town predates cars. And as it is I see the body recovered was that of a man in his 60s. Hardly a yob out on the lash.

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    Pop-pop

    Monday, May 19, 2014

  • Not been there? You clearly have no idea how a town set up should function. Yes it is nice in certain parts but most is hideous. And access from the town centre is so bad they must have designed it so people can get a bit of excitement risking their lives through the gauntlet. And then assuming you have made it down there in one piece you then have to watch your back for cars trying to run you over and force you off the pavement next to the bloody river! The design of the whole town centre is a joke except it's far from funny.

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    Happy

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • Really Happy? So out of all the people that have been out on the waterfront over the years since Isaacs opened and one person has died. Someone dies at the Glastonbury festival and the London marathon each year, shall we blame the council for them too? We have no idea if this man had been drinking in one of the pubs, he could have been walking there and had a heart attack and fell in. I think that the people who run the waterfront down all the time never actually go there.

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    Pop-pop

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • We have no idea what happened to this poor man, he isn't just a body, he is a person that someone will be missing right now! Not sure about the comment on Pubs along here, are there really any new ones? If you are going to blame the council for anything maybe allowing over 40 (known) deaths from the Orwell Bridge is where we should start! ! attempt every 7 weeks at last count, How many more before this is a serious problem? !!!!!!!

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    ME

    Sunday, May 18, 2014

  • I think all councils should seriously start thinking about why they feel its a good idea to line our rivers with Pubs. Anyone with half a brain knows that alcohol and deep water is a bad combination.

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    hayley and lee

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • I am probably closer to that poor sole than you think. Who is to blame for this? The council and the government are to blame for leaving this town to waste. Chances for young men in this town are so hideously poor that I have thought about doing the deed myself many times. Of course the circumstances maybe completely different but this is what I think of when I see a story like this.

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    Happy

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

  • How disrespectful of you Happy, that is someone's Son, Husband, Brother or Father. Lets hope you never lose a loved one.

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    zeelah

    Saturday, May 17, 2014

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