VIDEO: Mystery surrounds death of woman found in Loxwood lock

MYSTERY surrounds the death of a woman in her 60s whose body was found in a lock on the Wey and Arun Canal at Loxwood this morning (May 21).

It seems likely it was a tragic accident, but police would only say today that the circumstances were not suspicious.

The body of a woman in her 60s was found at Loxwood in the canal lock this morning. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150521-130732001

The body of a woman in her 60s was found at Loxwood in the canal lock this morning. Picture by Eddie Mitchell SUS-150521-130732001

Her body was discovered at around 9.30 this morning in the lock by the road bridge over the B2133 which runs alongside a popular footpath.

Six members of a fire service technical rescue team were called in to recover her body.

The coroner has been informed.

But the identity of the woman, who lived in the Loxwood area, is not likely to be released until next week.

Spokesman for the Wey and Arun Canal Trust Rob Searle said: “We cooperated fully with police and closed the lock when the discovery was made this morning.

“We were told at 3pm that police had finished their investigations on site and the lock is now available to be used again.”

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