Norfolk

University of East Anglia: Woman's body found in lake

  • 1 August 2013
  • From the section Norfolk
Police at University of East Anglia Broad, Norwich
Image caption The UEA Broad is popular with dog walkers, joggers and anglers

A woman's body has been recovered from a lake at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich.

An angler saw the body floating face-down in the water and alerted emergency services at about 08:40 BST.

Police are treating the woman's death as "unexplained".

The UEA said: "As far as we are able to we have accounted for staff, students and visitors on summer schools and conferences, and we have not been made aware of anybody reported missing."

Image caption Visitors to the Broad are warned swimming is strictly prohibited, said a UEA spokeswoman

The body was recovered from the water shortly before 09:30 BST.

Det Ch Insp Dennis Lacey, from Norfolk Police, said due to the "nature of the recovery of the body" officers were unable to ascertain the woman's age or how long she had been in the lake.

The man-made lake, known as the UEA Broad, is at the southern edge of the campus and is in an area popular with dog-walkers and joggers. Swimming is "strictly prohibited" the university said.

Police have confirmed the woman is not believed to be a missing person from Norfolk.

The immediate area remains cordoned off while investigations continue.

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