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Body of man found in lake in Southport

A body of a man has been found in a lake in Southport Credit: PA

Merseyside Police were called today on Monday 29th May, to reports that a body had been found in a lake in Southport.

Officers were called to Hesketh Park on Park Crescent at 8.15am.

The body of a man, was recovered from the water by Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service.

The man is believed to be a 50-year-old from the local area but formal identification has yet to take place.

An investigation is currently underway. At this stage the death is being treated as unexplained but not suspicious.

The park has reopened but a scene remains.