Erewash Canal claims another victim

Published: Friday, 29 May 2020

A BODY was pulled from the Erewash Canal yesterday (Thursday) by the police.

This was by the Gallows pub with a large police presence in the area with the alarm raised at 5.45 in the morning.

Others have drowned

This follows on others who have drowned in the canal, with a man in his 30's discovered in the waterway on the 21st February this year.

In 2019 there were two more deaths in the canal, with a man's body discovered on the 22nd March at Ilkeston and another body pulled from the waterway on the 2nd of April at Long Eaton.

Two more

Before this is 2018 an angler was shocked to have 'caught' the body of a man on the 17th September and later in December another body was pulled from the canal by the Navigation Inn.

In past years others have drowned in this somewhat short canal, certainly not living up to its 'wellbeing' definition.