Man in wheelchair who fell into Westport Lake has died

A man in a wheelchair who had fallen into Westport Lake in Stoke-on-Trent has died.

Police were called to reports at 11.20am yesterday (23 June).

The man, believed to be in his 80s, was taken out of the water by members of the public and was taken to hospital by West Midlands Ambulance Service where he sadly died a few hours later.

There are believed to be no suspicious circumstances and a report is being prepared for HM Coroner.

Formal ID is due to take place.

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