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“Nothing could be done” to save man

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WEST MIDLANDS Ambulance Service have said that “nothing could be done” to save a twenty-year-old man who was pulled from the canal yesterday, Wednesday 10 January.

Officers from Staffordshire Police along with Medical staff from West Midlands Ambulance Service attended the scene at Kettlebrook Road at around 1:50pm yesterday.

After arriving at the scene, police were seen to tape off a section of the road which crossed the canal, along with the tow path. This is standard procedure in an incident such as this.

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The body, now confirmed to be that of a twenty-year-old man, was removed from the canal, close to Tamworth Cruising Club and what was once the Barge & Barrel public house.

West Midlands Ambulance Service said that when the patient was fetched out [of the water] it became apparent that nothing could be done to save them and they were pronounced dead at the scene.

A spoksperson for Staffordshire Police has said: “There were no suspicious circumstances and we will not be investigating.

“This was a tragic accident in which a 20-year-old man lost his life.”

The identify of the person has not been released at this time. Our thoughts are with his friends and family, along with persons that attended the scene.

The area remained cordoned off by Police for over two and half hours and the road was reopened at around 4:30pm.

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