A day out fishing turned to tragedy when a man fell into a canal

Sunday 27th September 2015 – 9.12pm – Murray MacGregor.

There was a tragic end to a day out fishing after a man collapsed into the water.

The incident happened near the Coven Heath Bridge on the Stafforshire & Worcester Canal at about 1.10pm on Sunday lunchtime.

The man had been fishing when it appears he had a medical incident and fell into the water.

His wife went into the canal to try and rescue him but couldn’t get him out. When an ambulance and paramedic area support officer arrived, they too tried to help get him out but it wasn’t until police officers arrived that they were able to do so.

Sadly, there was nothing that could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at the scene.

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