Officers cordon off towpath after Kennet and Avon tragedy

The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald: A man thought to be in his 50s died after being found in the Kennet and Avon Canal today A man thought to be in his 50s died after being found in the Kennet and Avon Canal today

A man thought to be in his 50s has died after being found in the Kennet and Avon Canal this afternoon.

Part of the canal towpath has been cordoned off and police are on the scene.

Police were called just before 3pm this afternoon after a body was seen between London Road and The Wharf.

Officers quickly attended and the man was pulled from the water but he was pronounced dead after resuscitation was attempted.

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