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Police name man recovered from Harecastle Tunnel

Police have recovered a body in the search for a man in the Harecastle Tunnel in Staffordshire, after he was reported missing from a canal boat. He has been named as 58-year-old Michael Holgate from the Windermere area.

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Police name man recovered from Harecastle Tunnel

A map showing the location of the recovery Credit: ITV News Central

Police have named the man who died yesterday after falling overboard from a narrowboat in Harecastle Tunnel in Staffordshire.

Michael Holgate, who was 58, lived on the narrowboat with his wife. He was from the Windermere area. His body was recovered this morning.

His death is not being treated as suspicious.

The tunnel has now reopened.

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