Man found in Falmouth sewage plant filtration tank dies

Falmouth treatment plant
Image caption An investigation is under way at the plant

A man has died after he was found in a filtration tank at a sewage treatment plant in Falmouth, Cornwall.

Emergency services were called at 20:00 GMT on 30 December after the discovery of the man at South West Water premises.

The 54-year-old man, from Falmouth, was taken to Treliske Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

A joint police and Health and Safety Executive investigation is under way. The coroner has also been informed.

A South West Water spokesman said: "Our thoughts are with the employee's family and friends."

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