Inquest into the man who drowned in the River Nene in Wisbech to open tomorrow

AN inquest will be opened tomorrow (Wednesday) into the death of a man who drowned in the River Nene. John Seymour, 73, of St Michael s Avenue, was found in the river near Nene Parade on Sunday morning. David Osborne, the assistant deputy coroner for Nort

AN inquest will be opened tomorrow (Wednesday) into the death of a man who drowned in the River Nene in Wisbech.

John Seymour, 73, of St Michael's Avenue, Wisbech, was found in the river near Nene Parade on Sunday morning.

David Osborne, the assistant deputy coroner for North and East Cambridgeshire, will open the inquest at 1 and 2 York Row, Wisbech, tomorrow at 2pm.

Mr Seymour's body was found by CCTV operators on Sunday morning, six days after jumping into the freezing waters. Spartan Rescue removed the man's body from the water.


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He was seen jumping into the river on the morning of September 21 and being carried downstream towards Guyhirn.

At one point emergency crews - including police, paramedics, firefighters and Spartan Rescue - gathered along the River Nene near Guyhirn.

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