Body found in Solent off Isle of Wight was solicitor


A man found dead in the Solent off the Isle of Wight has been named as a 64-year-old solicitor.

The body of David Powell was spotted in the water in the Ryde Middle Bank area of the Solent by a yachtsman on Monday.

Mr Powell, who worked in Ryde, had been married for 41 years and had three children.

Police are not treating his death as suspicious. They are preparing a file for the coroner who was due to open and adjourn an inquest on Thursday.

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