Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Fisherman discovers body in Barnsley park lake

Lake at Dearne Valley Park
Image caption The area surrounding the lake was sealed off by police on Monday

The body of a woman has been discovered in a lake at a South Yorkshire park.

The woman, who was aged in her early 70s, was spotted by a fisherman in the lake at Dearne Valley Park, Barnsley, at about 0900 BST on Monday.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said the woman's death was not thought to be suspicious but inquiries were continuing.

Details of the woman's identity have not been released.

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