Spalding

Body found in search for woman at Spalding nature reserve

The body of a 35-year-old local woman has been found after police carried out a search over several hours at a nature reserve near Spalding.

As previously reported, the National Police Air Service helicopter, a police drone, several boats and the coastguard agency carried out a search at Moulton Marsh Nature Reserve after reports of a woman entering the water.

Reports were called in at around 10.15am on Wednesday, June 13.

Emergency teams including firefighters, ambulance crews and the coastguard were unable to locate the woman and at 1.35pm a body was found.

Police are not treating the death as suspicious.

Lincolnshire Police said officers are in the process of informing next of kin.

Inspector for the South Holland area at Lincolnshire Police, Gareth Boxall, said: “At 10.15am we were called to the nature reserve at Moulton Marsh to a report of a lady having entered the River Welland.

“For several hours we worked with Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, East Midlands Ambulance Service and Her Majesty’s Coastguard to try to locate this lady.

“Air support from three helicopters, several boats and our own drone were unfortunately unable to locate the lady.

“I am very sad to report that at 13.35pm we found the body of a 35-year-old local woman and we have informed her next of kin of her death. We are not treating the incident as suspicious.”