Woman dies following incident in New Brighton

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We can confirm a woman has sadly died after reports a man and woman had got into difficulty in the water off Kings Parade, New Brighton this afternoon (Monday 6 July).

Emergency services were called at 12.30pm and police and coastguard attended.

Both people and a dog were removed from the water. Sadly, a woman in her 50s was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.

Her next of kin have been informed. Formal identification has not yet taken place.

A man in his 20s was taken to hospital where he is in a stable condition. The dog is safe and well.

At this stage there are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances surrounding the woman’s death.

Detective Inspector Tara Denn said: “Enquiries are ongoing establish the full circumstances of what led to this tragic incident.

“We know there were a number of people in the area at the time who would have witnessed all or part of this incident. While we have spoken to some witnesses, we are keen to speak to others who can help us piece together what happened.

“If you were in the area at the time, please contact us – every bit of information, however small it may seem, could prove crucial.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’. You can also call 101 quoting incident reference 341 of 6 July.

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