Man found in Burnley boating lake in critical condition

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

We are appealing for witnesses after a man was found unconscious in a boating lake in a park in Burnley.

It happened at around 9:35am this morning (Wednesday, October 31st) when the man, 20, was found in water within Thompson Park on the Ormerod Road side of the bridge.

He had been in the water for an unknown period of time and was later airlifted to Wythenshaw Hospital in Manchester where he remains in a critical condition.

Detectives are trying to piece together the man’s movements in the build up to him being found. DI Tim McDermott from East CID said: “At this moment, the full circumstances of this incident remain unclear.

“We believe the man had been in the park with two male friends close to the bridge for some time and may have been seen by and spoke to a number of people.

“It is likely that the park would have been fairly busy around that time and so I would urge anyone who saw or spoke to this group to contact us as soon as possible.”

You can call 101 quoting incident 369 of October 31st.


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