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Man who drowned in Walsall Arboretum identified

Emergency services were called to Walsall Arboretum at about 19:30 BST on Tuesday
Image caption Emergency services tried to rescue Christopher Mills

Police have identified a man who drowned in a lake in Walsall.

Christopher Mills, from Walsall, died after getting into difficulties in a lake at the town's Arboretum last week.

A passer-by reported a man in difficulty on 15 April. Two police officers attempted to save him but he went under the water.

The 26-year-old's body was recovered the following day. A post mortem-examination found that he died from drowning, West Midlands Police said.

Further tests are to be conducted in due course.

Mr Mill's death is not being treated as suspicious but police are investigating why he was in the water, the spokesman added.

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