Woman dies after being pulled from river

A 74 year old woman has died after she was pulled from the River Cocker in Cockermouth, Cumbria

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Woman pulled from river dies

The woman was in the River Cocker Credit: ITV Border

A woman has died after being pulled from the River Cocker in Cockermouth, Cumbria.

Police were called after reports someone was in difficulty in the river on Sunday 21st October. She was pulled form the river and taken to the West Cumberland Hospital where she later died.

She has been named as 74 year old Yet Ying Ho from Market Place in Cockermouth.

There are no suspicious circumstances but police are continuing to make enquiries on behalf of the coroner.

The River Cocker in Cumbria Credit: ITV Border

They are appealing anyone who knew Mrs Ho to get in touch or who saw a woman with grey hair, between 5”5- 5”6 tall and dressed in black leggings with a blue fleece, black woollen cardigan and black shoes in the Cockermouth area to please contact them.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Judith Mennim at Cockermouth Police Station on 101.

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